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PERSPECTIVE 




I am not sure what it's like in other countries and cultures, but in the United 
States one of the most common questions adults ask children is, "What do 
you want to be when you grow up?" Perhaps in one sense this question 
reflects a lack of imagination — in the same way we fall back on "What about this 
weather?" as the standard conversation starter between adults. Or the question 
may reflect many adults' inability to carry on meaningful conversation with 
children. 

But in another sense, it represents a very profound grasp of what matters. 
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" reflects the love of the questioner 
who, more than by curiosity, is motivated by a genuine desire to know that the 
child is on the road to growth, maturity, and full membership in the community. 

The question demonstrates also our human penchant for hope. We tend to 
look toward the future and expect that the children of today will, as the adults of 
tomorrow, care for us, fill the roles we have filled, and move our world forward. 

Finally, this seemingly insignificant question betrays a kind of veiled anxiety. 
We are concerned that this child about whom we care will choose for a career 
something appropriate, meaningful, realistic, and something of which we can be 
proud. When we ask this question, there are some answers we hope not to get 

— say, for example, professional burglar or international spy. 

Beneath this kind of interchange with a child, however, lies a keen 
appreciation of the power of the human imagination. We understand, whether we 
think about it at the time or not, that children are not likely to develop 
themselves into something good that they cannot first imagine. 

For this reason, elementary teachers have career days when parents visit; 
for this reason, we take children on trips to the fire and police station or have "Go 
with Mom or Dad to Work Day"; for this reason, we are concerned to have 
college faculty who are male and female and of different ethnic groups. 

By now you are probably wondering what all this has to do with Lenoir- 
Rhyne College. In fact, the preceding has really been a kind of allegorical 
description of my first months as President. I am the new kid; and many "adults" 

— faculty, staff, students, alumni, members of the community and the church — 
want to know "What do you want L-R to be in the future?" 

Like the other question, this one reflects a genuine love for this college. 
More than anything else, in fact, I have been struck by the deep love so many 
have for L-R. All of you care deeply about what has happened to the college and 
where it will be in the years ahead. That love is complemented by hope, a hope 
that the future of L-R will be even stronger than the past and that what has been 
precious will be preserved. 

Finally, this question also veils anxiety. People do not know me and are 
concerned about what I will choose for a future. They want this vision to be 
something appropriate, meaningful, realistic, and something of which we all can 
be proud. 

Like the situation with the child, the future of Lenoir-Rhyne College depends 
upon imagination. Yours and mine. We can develop no future which we have not 
first imagined. Most importantly, this imagined future is not mine to create but 
one that must derive from a collective imagination. As I see it, my role is try to 
capture and articulate the vision of the future from those who love Lenoir-Rhyne 
College. 

So I look for your help and guidance. I need to know what you know and 
imagine. What about L-R has been significant for you, important to you? What 
about L-R helped to make you what you have become? Let me hear from you so 
that together we can imagine the Lenoir-Rhyne of the future. 




Ryan LaHurd 
President of the College 



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CONTENTS 



PROFILE 




FEATURES 



Oo-00-ooh! 

Our hallowed, haunted halls 



Pauletta Pearson 

Why she treasures L-R 



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Year in review 

1993-94 Annual Report 



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CURRENT TUPICS 



Dorm room '94 10 Homecoming shots. 

Minges improved 12 Former Bears visit ., 

Home from Ireland 13 Bear Tracks 

Alums help admissions 14 Class notes 

More NCAA rules 15 



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Profile 

FALL 1994 

EDITOR: 

Tammy Wilson 

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: 
Denise Johnson Smith 
Tom Neff 
Michael! Parker 

CLASS NOTES: 
Rosalie Richards 

ASSISTANTS: 
Olive Johnson 
Michaell Parker 
Linda Suggs 
Rosalie Richards 
Mitzi Viola 

PHOTOS: 

John Bell 

Chris Rais Photography 

Sylvia Kidd Ray 

Denise Johnson Smith 

Tammy Wilson 

© Copyright 1994 by Lenoir-Rhyne 
College, Hickory, N.C. Lenoir- 
Rhyne, founded in 1891, is a private 
liberal arts institution affiliated with 
the North Carolina Synod of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in 
America. This publication is 
designed to infonn alumni, parents, 
faculty, staff and friends about 
accomplishments, personalities, 
activities and events at the college. 



ON THE COVER 



Portraying L-R ghosts under the "1910 
tree" are seniors Lisa Domm of Oak 
Ridge, Tenn., Kristin Anderson of 
Spartanburg, S.C. and P.R. staffer 
Denise Johnson Smith. Photo by Chris 
Rais. 



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Our hallowed, haunting halls 



Most every college campus has its ghost stories 
and legends, but if you think Lenoir-Rhyne is an 
exception, think again. 

Don Miller, Class of 75, is director of residence life on 
campus, but when discussing campus "life", be specific 
about what kind of "residents" you mean — he can talk 
about both! 

Miller has been collecting spooky stories around 
campus since his student days. 

As a senior in Dr. 
Carolyn Huff's history 
class, he took part in an 
oral history project, 
collecting ghostly 
anecdotes about the 
campus. The result. Traces, 
documents some of L-R's 
tales including those 
collected by Miller, and is 
available from the special 
collections in Carl A. 
Rudisill Library (which, by 
the way, has its own share 
of ghostly anecdotes). 

Miller, who has also 
worked as an L-R residence 
adviser and security guard, 
says he has encountered 
some of the specters 
himself and has been 

known to conduct L-R ghost tours to interested students 
and others. 

"The interest probably has something to do with my 
Pennsylvania Dutch heritage," he says, whereby gremlins 
and ghosts figure into daily life. He admits that he was 
skeptical of such accounts until one misty morning in 1974 
when he stepped out on the front steps of Mauney Hall for 
a few moments alone. Recovering from a sleepless night as 
an RA, he happened to gaze across the Quad toward a large 
hemlock tree between the library and Minges Science 
Building. What happened next mystifies him to this day, 
for there, beneath the huge evergreen, was a group of 




Early on misty fall mornings, Don Miller says, the "tea party' 
apparition is visible from this spot at Mauney Hall. 



young women in long, white dresses having a tea party! 
Curious, Miller walked onto the Quad to see "what 
Playmakers was up to" at that odd hour, but as he 
approached the group in Edwardian dresses, they 
evaporated. He shrugged it off as his imagination until a 
morning some weeks later when he saw the vision again. 
Just as before, when he approached the young women, 
they vanished. 

"I know this sounds crazy, but it's too far-fetched to 

make up," he says. 

Who are the 
apparitions? "I don't know 
what they are, much less 
who they are," Miller says, 
but he notes that "their" 
tree has a plaque as being 
dedicated to the class of 
1910. They could be 
restless spirits of students 
from that era, or those of 
young women associated 
with the now-razed St. 
Andrew's Church which 
stood at the corner behind 
Minges. 

Is Miller the only one 
who has ever spotted the 
"tea party"? 

Well, not exactly. 
Students, hearing about 
Miller's claims over the years, have tried their luck 
standing in front of Mauney early in the mornings when 
dew is on the grass and there is a slight mist in the air. A 
few have reported strange sightings over there, he says. 

Library legends 

Across the Quad at Carl A. Rudisill Library, there are 
spooky legends of another sort. Take, for example, Kelley 
O'Brien, a sophomore from Grayson, Ga., who began 
working there last summer. She recounts eerie sounds of a 
crying child, footsteps at night and books falling off shelves 

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for no apparent reason. "It went on all summer," she says, 
noting that the phenomena seem to focus on the 
mezzanine level. 

Students and others insist the sounds are related to a 
small child who was burned in a fire there. History refutes 
the fire story, though. Jeff Norris '52, who co-authored the 
L-R chronology. Fair Star, says there are no records of a 
fire in the building, much less a child being injured in one. 
The only fire connection, Norris says, is that there was an 
earlier library in the Old Main Building, which burned in 
1927. Some books recovered from the fire remain in the 
the current collection, he says. That's the only physical 
connection to Old Main, which was located approximately 
where the Rhyne Building is today. Norris adds that there 
is no record of a building predating the library at its 
present site. 

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Even so, stories persist of a crying child in and around 
the library. Current students claim to have seen the 
apparition late at night, dressed in old-fashioned, tattered 
clothing. Others have heard his faint crying. 

And what does resident ghost hunter Miller say? 

"It was at the time they were building the new wing to 
the library. One evening, I was strolling my 1-year-old 
daughter between St. Andrew's and the library. There 
were several people out walking, and I noticed several 
bystanders had stopped to observe a small child, 'a waif, 
you might say," standing near the air conditioning unit. 
The child stood there, sobbing but not making noise and 
was dressed in tattered, old-fashioned clothes. Miller says 
he then lifted his daughter from the stroller and stepped 
toward the boy, who immediately darted around to the 
front steps, looked back over his shoulder and ran on 
around to the construction site on the opposite side. 
Before Miller could catch up, the crying child had 
disappeared into thin air. 

Was it an actual child? A ghost? 

"All I can tell you, is a lot of people saw it ; nobody 
could explain how he could have disappeared that quickly," 
Miller says. 

Curtis Paul, director of learning resource center, has 
been part of the library staff for 17 years, but tends to 
doubt the accounts. 

"I know the legends are out there, but I have never had 
any mysterious experiences in the building, and I've had 
plenty of hours here to have them," he says, but he adds, 
"I'm not an anti-ghost person. I have seen strange 
occurrences away from L-R; just none here." 

Meanwhile, Traces — the oral history mentioned 
earlier — recounts how a security guard in the 1970s was 
making his rounds after hours and was spooked by a 
"presence" in the boiler room — a presence that has also 
been reported to tamper with the lights, which are said 



to turn mysteriously on and off — from separate control 
switches! 
Go figure. 

Schaeffer specter 

Schaeffer Hall has been visited by strange occurrences, 
too. As the tale goes, an elderly woman stalks second floor 
making bed checks. Her footsteps can be heard late at 
night, some say. 

Who is she? 

"Probably Mrs. Peery," Miller says, who, as an RA once 
investigated a sighting. 

'The young woman looked as though she had seen a 
ghost," Miller recalls, noting that an odd squeaking sound 
was reported coming somewhere in the student's room. A 
thorough check of the room eliminated a problem with the 
heating system or some other obvious cause. 

But how was the ghost identified? 

"For years, " Miller explains, "Mauney and Schaeffer 
halls housed women only and some, like Mrs. Ona Peery, 
returned as house mothers. When Price Village opened in 
1973, Mrs. Peery was moved to serve as head resident of 
the complex, and like several of the head residents at the 
time, opposed conversion of Mauney to a men's dorm." 
Mrs. Peery died of natural causes in 1975, but soon 
afterwards, reports began to arise concerning odd events 
on second floor — complaints of a rocking chair squeaking 
and unexplained footsteps down the hall. 

In 1978, a student walking from the breezeway 
encountered a matronly, transparent figure checking the 
doors on second floor. The figure turned and noticed the 
student, giving her a stern look, placed her hands on her 
hips, and vanished. The description the student gave, when 
described to the staff, fit that of Mrs. Peery, who lived on 
second floor as a student. I_^ter, as head resident, she was 
often seen in her favorite chair — a rocking chair. 

Perplexing painter 

The Yoder Building, which was razed in 1982, was an 
imposing structure, three stories high, with a sharp, angled 
roof. For years, it had been the business department 
classroom and housed the art studios. 

One night in the late '70s, Miller recalls, he was making 
his nightly security rounds and happened to spot a man on 
the edge of the roof. He was dressed like a painter and sat 
there, unresponsive. Miller tried to access the roof to see 
what was going on, but about halfway to the third floor, 
realized the Yoder Building had no such access. No 
passageway, no panel, no ladder, no way to get to the roof 
from inside. 

Miller then went outside to check for a ladder or some 
means for the man to have reached the roof level. As he 
went outside and looked up, he saw no one, no clue as to 
who the man was or what he was doing on the roof — or 
how he disappeared without a ladder! 



Continue on next page (if you dare!) 



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Continued from Page 5 

Highland haunt 

Any ghost connoisseurs would 
assume Highland Hall, the oldest 
building on campus, would have its 
share of eerie stories. And they 
would be right. 

Danette Steelman-Bridges '81, 
director of hearing impaired student 
services, had her first encounter of 
a mysterious kind right there in 
1985, when she worked on third 

floor. One evening, just as she had her key in her office 
door, she saw something out of the corner of her eye. 

'There was a man, with the blankest look on his face. 
He stood there, with no shirt on — just pants — maybe 20 
feet down the hall, staring at me." Frightened, she ran 
down the stairs and summoned security, who found all 
exits locked and no one in the building. 

That instance, she says, is not the only one. 

"One of my former co-workers drove up behind 
Highland one night to see a strange light in one of the 
rooms on third floor, something like a lantern or a 
flashlight, when the rest of the building was closed." 

A security guard making rounds? Someone playing a 
prank? 

"She didn't go in to find out," Steelman-Bridges says. 

Other accounts of unexplained footsteps and slamming 
doors have been reported by Playmakers, who have used 
the third floor for make-up rooms and costuming over the 
years. 

Miller has plenty to say about the old dorm-turned 
office and class building. 

"I believe there's something to (the stories)," he says, 
recalling that on nightly rounds years ago, he, too, 
encountered something unexplainable on third Highland. 
At that time the hall was being used for storage, but 
turning on the main hall light panel and proceeding a short 
way down the hall, the lights went out. Returning to the 
central switch, he found it inoperable, so he retraced his 
steps down the hall with a flashlight. 

"At that point, the switch panel slammed shut, then 
things started getting really weird. Furniture — lamps, 
desks, bed frames — started moving out of rooms down 
the hall, stuff started flying around. I remember I ran back 
to the stairway door, but it wouldn't open." 

Was it just his imagination? 

Hardly. The next morning, maintenance called 
security to report vandalism with lamps broken, mattresses 




PE. Monroe — leave the light on for him. 



ripped open and wooden furniture 
smashed. 

Could it have been a prank? 

'Two of us went back there that 
night. There was no one in there as 
far as we could tell. I don't know 
what was going on, but I haven't 
been up there at night again," Miller 
says. 

Musical muse 

Mauney Music Building, built in 
1960, may seem too "new" to have a 
ghost, but reports of mysterious 
sounds there have been told for 
years. 

Kelley O'Brien, the student who 
tells of odd events in the library, is 
a bassoon player who has practiced 
regularly in rooms on the second 
floor. 

"If s really weird," she says. 
'You'll hear things like people 
walking, someone walking down the 

hall, but nobody is there. And you'll hear musical sounds, 

too, like a trumpet or violin playing, but you know there are 

no other musicians in the building." 

One of her most remarkable experiences was being 

there late one night — a night with no home ball game — 

and hearing a cheering crowd outside. 

She discounts the idea of a noisy HVAC system. 

"It sounded like they were right outside the windows. I 

looked out both sides of the building. I know this sounds 

crazy, but there was nobody there. If s creepy, but you 

know if s not your imagination." 
Phil Kirby, ^ 

a senior s: 

percussionist 

from 

Taylorsville, 

verifies odd 

sounds in 

Mauney. 

"During my 

freshman year, 

I had heard the 

stories so one 

night after 11, 

some of us 

guys stuck 

around in the 

second floor 

lobby to see 

what would 

happen. We 

knew nobody 

else was in the 

building, but 

then we started 

hearing a few 




Astrosoma sculpture seems to have a mind 
of its own. 



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'1 know this sounds 
crazy, but nobody 
was there. "" 



notes on the piano down the hall." 
Could they name that tune? 
"We didn't stick around to find out," he says. 

P.E. Monroe 

No L-R ghost tale is more famous than that of the 
haunting of P.E. Monroe Auditorium. As theatre majors 
soon learn, the late President P.E. Monroe (1875-1954) is 
still around — in spirit, anyway. 

For years, reports of "P.E.'s hauntings" have been 
shared among students and faculty members — the noises 
on the catwalks, footsteps in the auditorium and strange 
lights around the stage. As the legend goes, the portrait 
light must be left on — even after the building is closed — 
or Dr. Monroe will have no rest. If the light burns out, his 
spirit will haunt the building until it's fixed. 

Unlike most ghost stories, though, the peculiarity is 
that the auditorium was built in 1957, years after Monroe 
died, so he could have never been in the building in his 
lifetime. Still, the stories persist, particularly in relation to 
Monroe's oil portrait in the lobby, which was painted 
during his lifetime. 

Ray Mills, a former theatre professor, recalls working 
late at night and hearing loud banging and "footsteps" on 
the grid above the stage. 

"It's not the furnace," Mills concludes. "It's an air 
hatch on the roof. I've seen it myself. When the winds 
pick up, you can hear the trap door rattle. It's locked, but 
not entirely secure." 

Still, Mills admits, that discovery doesn't explain the 
many ghostly sightings around the auditorium. 
"Unfortunately I never saw (Monroe), but I've heard 
enough about him." 

Chris Frye, a junior from Cary, says he never believed 
in ghosts until his freshman year when he and another 
student were deep in conversation on the second floor 
balcony of the lobby. 

"I could see our two shadows, and suddenly this third 
shadow (in the same proportion) appeared across from 
them on the wall and pointed up toward the radio station 
where I was supposed to be helping with WLRC." 

A year ago, again in the radio station, Frye remembers 
CDs falling off the shelves for no apparent reason, right 
after someone had cracked a joke about Monroe's ghost. 

"Before I thought ghost stories were neat," he says, 
"but seeing this stuff makes me a believer." 

Kirby's mother, Lynda '94, who is director of activities 
and scheduling for CELICE, worked in the auditorium for 
several years. 

"I heard all the stories (of P.E. Monroe), but I never 
saw anything myself except for 'Astrosoma,' she says. 




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Highland haunts? You decide. 

The round metal sculpture, installed with the building, is 
suspended from a wire above the lobby. 

"Every once in a while, it will just start turning slowly, 
then faster the other way. We don't know what causes it; 
it's not because of doors being open or movement on the 
balconies; it just happens," she says. 

But it was one July day in 1993 that the P.E. Monroe 
legend truly had Lynda spooked. 

"I was sitting at my desk one afternoon on second floor 
alone, and I looked up to see a large shadow of a man's 
head moving across the wall. It was silent, so I tried to 
ignore it, thinking it was just my imagination until I saw 
this huge head creeping across the wall from the dark 
corners and move across that wall again. 

"Believe me, I was terrified. I got up and ran down the 
stairs and out the building. Just as I opened the door, I saw 
one of the maintenance men on a riding lawnmower 
moving slowly across the grass in front of Cline Gym. I 
turned around to look up on second floor. There was the 
profile of his head, moving across the wall!" 

Case closed. 



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W Wer husband, actor Denzel Washington, 
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m m her Aug. 6 vocal performance in a sold-out 
^L ^L Newton-Conover Auditorium, it was Pauletta 
Pearson's time to shine. 

'That night was such an incredible experience," says 
Pearson, who performed with John Coffey 72 of Hickory. 
"It was a treat for my children to see their mom get from 
behind the stove. They were so surprised. Mom can do 
something besides fry chicken." 

But don't let that down-home modesty fool you. The 
singer/pianist has talents reaching far beyond the kitchen. 
A '72 alumna and Newton native, Pearson has performed in 
film, on Broadway and even sang on the soundtrack of the 
Oscar-winning movie Philadelphia, which starred 
Washington. 

After two years at L-R, she transferred to the N.C. 
School of the Arts to continue her music studies. But she 
has never forgotten her roots. 

"I really have a lot to be thankful for at Lenoir-Rhyne," 
says Pearson. "It was more than just book learning. I got 
more from a spiritual, emotional standpoint than education. 
To me, that's even better and richer. It's helped me develop; 
now I can stand with the best of them." 

At L-R, she developed lifelong friendships with 
professors Thelma Rast and the late Kenneth B. Lee, both 

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of the music department, and Dr. Glenn Whitesides of the 
English department. She still keeps in touch with Rast, 
Whitesides and Lee's widow, Alice. She also counts Randy 
'68 and Lynda Mauney Frye '69 of Kentucky as close 
friends. Lynda Frye was in her wedding and the couple also 
sponsored and chaperoned her when she was Miss 
Newton-Conover. 

On Rast and Lee, she says, 'They are the most 
cherished people who encouraged me in my career. Their 
classes were so strict and so hard. We didn't like it in 
school; who does? But when you're a professional, you 
realize it's that extra kick that made you a little bit better." 

Rast says teaching Pearson was a delight. 

"She was a very good student, a very fine pianist and 
had a beautiful voice," says Rast. "She is such an expressive 
performer. It is so rich and rewarding not only to see your 
students succeed as musicians, but as people, and to have 
them become part of your life, as Pauletta is." 

Whitesides was professor of English when Pearson was 
here. He gave her the push to compete in the Miss Newton- 
Conover Pageant. From there, she went to the Miss North 
Carolina where she was the first African-American to 
compete. She won second runner-up, winner of both the 
Miss Congeniality and talent awards. Pearson's history- 
making competition was even mentioned in the Frank 
DeFord book, There She Is. 

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"Dr. Whitesides prepared me with presence," says 
Pearson. "He helped me refine what I had naturally. It paid off 
then and is still paying off." 

Former president of Newberry College, Whitesides has 
been involved in beauty pageants for more than 30 years, 
having served as a judge in both the Miss America Pageant 
and America's Junior Miss Pageant. 

Whitesides took Pearson under his wing. In the Miss 
North Carolina Pageant, she even wore his wife's sequined 
evening gown for competition. 

"She was just so talented. We were lucky to get her to 
come to L-R. We used to have an opening talent show at the 
beginning of the year with just the freshmen performing. It 
was a big production. She brought the house down. The next 
year, she was asked to perform again." 

Now a full-time mother to John David, 10, Katia, 6, and 
3-year-old twins Olivia and Malcolm, Pearson continues her 
lifelong involvement and love of music. Starting with lessons at 
5, she gave her first recital at 7 including works by Bach and 
Beethoven. At 11, she became the youngest person to belong 
to the National Guild of Piano Teachers, and all her students 
received superior ratings. 

All of her children 
have an interest in music. 
Their favorite musician? 
Mom, of course. 'They're 
still some of my biggest 
fans," says Pearson. 

Her recent concert in 
Newton combined a mix 
of Broadway show tunes, 
country and other 
standards. The big 
surprise for her was that 
her whole family flew out 
from Los Angeles to 
attend the sold-out 
performance. "It was 
such a special thing 
because we are rarely all 
together," muses 
Pearson. 

The last project she 
worked on is also one 
she's most proud of, 
performing on the 
soundtrack of 
Philadelphia. It was 
really happenstance how 

she landed the opportunity to sing in the film, Pearson 
explains. 

"One night after filming, we were all down in the hotel 
lounge — me, Denzel, Tom Hanks just relaxing. It was 
December. My husband urged me to sing and I sang Silent 
Night. The director of the film, Jonathan Demme, approached 
me afterward and asked me if I would mind singing on the 
soundtrack. And I said, Would I mind?! You're Jonathan 
Demme and you're asking me? Certainly, I'll sing on the 



soundtrack.' It was the first time I had sung for a major 
production." 

Her whole singing career happened much by 
accident. It started when she decided to sing rather than 
play piano in the Miss North Carolina Pageant because 
she wanted to make eye contact with her audience. Then 
while studying for a master's in piano at North Texas 
State University, on a lark, she tried out for Six Flags 
Over Texas where she landed a part as a principal 
performer. 

From Six Flags to Broadway, she climbed the ladder 
of success, performing in productions including Jesus 
Christ Superstar, Sophisticated Ladies, and Jerry's Girls, in 
a role she originated and was replaced by Leslie Uggams 
when she became pregnant. 

Pearson met Washington briefly while the two were 
in the television movie 'The Wilma Rudolf Story," then 
were reintroduced by a mutual friend at a party a year 
later. 

"My career was booming," she recalls. "And he was 
still deciding what he was going to do. That was 17 years 
ago." 



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Washington's catapult to success has had its ups and 
downs, but the couple keeps their perspective. 

"It's like a dream fantasy and it's like a curse," says 
Pearson of her husband's fame. "Family comes first to 
him, but it's difficult because we don't always have him. 

'The fact that we believe in God is our source for 
everything. Money may change; our status as far as the 
public may change, but as far as our faith in God, we're 
getting better and better." 



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dorm is a dorm, right? Not so if you Ve been out 
of college a while. In fact, "dorms" are now called 
"residence halls"! 

Recently, we dropped in on Isenhower residents 
Jennifer DiRaimondo, a freshman from Port St. Lucie, 
Fla., and Dov Wills, a sophomore from Waxhaw. 

While this room and its occupants may look like those 
who first occupied this or similar rooms in 1968, there 
are some big differences. WeVe spotted some, noting in 
parentheses the things they replace. 



1 . Futon (sleeping bag, bean bag 
chair) 

2. CDs (LPs) 

3. Short-cropped boot (Go-Go boot) 

4. Touch Tone phone (rotary dial, 
hall phone) 

5. Word processor (typewriter, pen 
& paper) NOTE: Jacks were 
installed campuswide this summer 
for future network hookup. 

6. Colorized posters (color posters) 

7. One cup coffeemaker (hot pot) 

8. White socks (anything but white 
socks) 



9. Bottled water (Bottled soda) 

10. Back pack (tote bag, no bag) 

11. Rolled-cuff jeans (bell-bottoms) 

12. Portable reading lights 
(flashlight) 

13. Digital clock (luminous dial clock) 

14. Herbs (cut flowers, house plants) 

15. Chinas (Mary Janes, loafers) 

16. Carpet (linoleum) 

17. Refrigerator ("illegal" refrigerator) 



FALL 1 994 



11 



P R F L E 



Minges makeover 

Keeping facilities up to date isn't easy. But Minges Science 
Building is finally getting its fair share of renovations. 

Minges, built in 1959, was designed as a classroom-laboratory 
building named for donors Dr. and Mrs. Luther L. Minges and 
family of Rocky Mount. And now, as a result of funding from the 
recent Centennial-Renewal campaign, the building is receiving 
approximately $700,000 worth of renovations - more than it cost to 
build in 1959. The improvements include a lecture room, an 
elevator and central air conditioning. 

"Dr. Marsha Fanning, professor of biology, was the one who 
pushed to renovate the lecture room," said Skip Duhlstine, vice 
president for administration and finance. "When I came to Lenoir- 
Rhyne last winter, renovations of the lecture room were already 
under way." 

Says Fanning, "Professors from the various sciences saw an 
immediate need for a multi-media, computerized lecture room that 
could meet the growing demands of the departments." 

Generous grants from various foundations have made it 
possible to refurbish the room with carpeting, window shades, 
tiered seating and state-of-the-art blackboards as well as other 
renovations through the building. A ceiling-mounted projector and 
computer system allow faculty to give multi-media presentations to 
classes. Also part of the overall renovation plan was a new elevator, 
completed in October. The elevator shaft was part of the original 
building construction. 

The elevator reaches all four floors, including the observatory. 
"It's the best thing in the world - a real blessing. Minges is now 
handicapped accessible," says Duhlstine. 

Air conditioning the building is the most extensive of all the 
renovations and makes Minges, the last classroom building to be 




An 8,500-pound transformer is hoisted onto Minges 
Science Building. 

air conditioned. The new system should be 
operational next spring. 

"Students and faculty have been very 
cooperative during the whole process," says 
Duhlstine. 

'The sciences are valued highly and 
hopefully the renovations will attract more 
science majors." 




Looking over Room 222 are Skip Duhlstine (left) and Dr Marsha Fanning. 



12 



FALL 1994 



PROFILE 



Home 
from 
Heaney's 
attic 



T enoir-Rhyne College's 



first Fulbright 
professor is back home now, 
but he can't stop talking 
about his year in Ireland. 

Dr. Rand Brandes, 
associate professor of 
English, sure has a lot to 
talk about. Seamus Heaney 
(SHAYmus HEEny) may 
well be one of the brightest 
literary luminaries today, 
and Brandes may well be 

the Heaney expert, at least with regard to the poet's career. 
Brandes, on the L-R faculty since 1988, is best known 

locally for the popular L-R Visiting Writers Series. In fact, 

Heaney was one of them in 1991. But beyond area literary 

circles, Brandes is establishing himself as the bibliographer 

of Heaney's 1,000-plus poems. 

Brandes has cultivated a scholarly relationship with 

Heaney since grad school days at Emory University. They 

met by chance one day in 1981, when Brandes agreed to fetch 

the poet at the Atlanta airport. On the way to campus, 

Heaney asked to stop at a pub and talk. Brandes agreed. 

They talked more and continued the dialogue through letters 

and meetings. 

Five years ago, Brandes formally interviewed the 

Irishman, resulting in an article which became known as one 

definitive work on Heaney. In 1990, 

Brandes was allowed in to Heaney's 

personal library atop his Georgian 

House in Dublin. And it was in this 

house overlooking Dublin Bay that 

Brandes spent the past year. A year 

funded in part by the much-coveted 

Fulbright, a prize awarded through 

the Council of International 

Exchange of Scholars. It allowed 

Brandes to research to his heart's 

content, within limits. 

"I was treated like part of the 

family," Brandes says, "but the 

agreement was that I would keep 

certain things about the project 

confidential." That's the profes- 
sional side. For hours on end, he 

catalogued Heaney's work in his 

attic office, reflecting a career that 

spans more than 30 years. In many 

ways, his poems catalogue the most 

recent 25 years of Irish turmoil, a 

subject on which Brandes is quick 

to comment. 

Although the struggle dates 

back to British colonization of the 

island in the 1600s, what began in 

1969 was partly the result of 

Catholics mobilizing themselves after seeing what blacks had 

done in the American South, Brandes says. Likewise, the 



FALL 1994 




Brandes with Heaney at Glanmore Cottage 
near Dublin. 



recent ceasefire is in part a result of warring Irish factions 
looking around the world. 

'They've seen the reunification of Germany and peace 
achieved in places like South Africa and the Middle East, and 
said to themselves, 'We should be able to do this.'" 

Brandes feels privileged for having been in Ireland during 
the peace talks. "I met some key players in the recent agree- 
ment," Brandes said, particularly U.S. Ambassador Jean 
Kennedy Smith. She is much respected and has played an 
important role in the recent developments with the I.R.A., 
U.K., loyalists and the United States." Having British Prime 
Minister John Major, President Clinton and Irish leader 
Albert Reynolds coming together to work toward peace was a 
crux, Brandes believes. 

Although the strife in Ireland has been bloody, he 
believes the violence has been somewhat overdramatized in 
the media. Brandes, who lectured both at the University of 
Dublin (Irish Republic) and Queens University of Belfast 
(Northern Ireland), considers Ireland something of a haven. 

'The violence tends to be specific, targeted at individuals. 
You're not very likely to get caught in the crossfire." 

Working with Heaney, a Roman Catholic, was no problem 
for the Protestant Brandes. 

'That just never came up because I'm an outsider. I don't 
have the historical baggage that the Irish tend to have, and 
that's not to say all are that way. The more educated people 
have worked hard to overcome it, and I felt no resentment 
being in a place that's 95% Catholic (Irish Republic)." The 
ratio in Northern Ireland is about 
60 percent Protestant; 40 percent 
Catholic. 

The Irish culture, though, 
fascinates him. The people are 
extremely witty and articulate, and 
though they have missed out on 
some of the technological 
advances, they're like a microcosm 
of life, Brandes says, where issues 
of economics, politics, culture and 
religion flare daily. It is this 
cauldron of ideas that Heaney has 
written about. 

To have been part of Heaney's 
life and his home was certainly a 
professional coup. Brandes has two 
books in the works. One is a 
bibliography of what others have 
written about Heaney due out in 
1995, which Brandes collaborated 
with Michael Durkan of Swarth- 
more College. A bibliography 
about Brandes' own research is to 
be published in 1999. 

"It was a great experience for 
all of us. It's neat to hang out with 
people you read and write about," 
he says. "But I have the 
satisfaction of knowing I did something and am doing 
something to preserve Seamus Heaney's work that's a 
national and world treasure — a body of work." 

13 



PROFILE 



Alumni, Admissions team to recruit students 



Who better to 'sell' Lenoir- 
Rhyne to prospective 
students than those who 
have benefited most from L-R? 

That's the thinking behind a new 
Alumni Admissions Program coming 
to four key cities - Knoxville, Atlanta, 
Columbia, S.C. and Charleston, S.C. 

'This is an initiative that we've 
tried before, but never was as 
successful as we would have liked," 
explains John Huss, director of 
alumni & parent relations. "We asked 
alumni to do too much and covered 
too big an area to really be effective." 

But this time, Huss and Rachel 
Allen, associate director of 
admissions, both attended the 
Annapolis Institute dedicated solely to 
implementing such programs. It was 
a good investment, they say. 

The two have been traveling to 
Tennessee, Georgia and South 
Carolina to train volunteers to work 
with prospective students. So far, 
about 50 alumni have volunteered 
their time and skills to help L-R's 
recruiting efforts at college fairs and 
receptions and by making follow-up 
phone calls and acting as a local 
liaison with the school guidance 
offices. 

'The bottom line is our alumni 
are our living success stories," 
explains Huss. "What better 
advertising can we have?" 

Huss says he hopes that if this 
effort is successful, that other cities 
and volunteers will follow. 

Says Allen, 'The Alumni 
Admissions Program is part of a 
whole new strategic marketing plan 
for us. We found we had strong 
support in these cities and wanted to 
do something to complement our 
admissions efforts there." 

Enthusiasm about the new 
program bubbled over at a recent 
training session in Columbia. 

"I was really impressed when I 
got the letter from John Huss about 
the program," relates Susan Lanier 
'81 of Columbia. "My father-in-law 




John Huss 



Rachel Allen 



just retired from N.C. State University 
as director of alumni relations. I'm 
aware of what he went through to 
involve alumni. Up until now, there 
never was an opportunity to get 
involved with Lenoir-Rhyne where I 
felt I could make a difference. 
There's a lot of good things to say 
about L-R and I'm glad to be a part." 

Says Bob Wise '53, chairman of 
the Columbia Alumni Chapter, "I want 
to do what I can for my alma mater. 
L-R is such a great school. I think 
everyone should have the oppor- 
tunity to go there." 

Wise has also experienced L-R 
through the eyes of a parent, with his 



daughter Gale Wise 
McLeod '79. 

'The college has 
certainly changed since I 
was there, but the family 
atmosphere remains," 
explains Wise. 

Shirley Ballard '87 of 
Sumter, S.C, says 
volunteering in the 
Alumni Admissions 
Program is really the first 
involvement she's had 
since graduating. 
"Being a minority, I was a little 
skeptical of Lenoir-Rhyne at first. I 
didn't see many minorities there, but 
I felt welcome there," she recalls of 
her first visit to campus. "But by the 
time I went home, I knew I wanted to 
attend L-R." 

A teacher in Sumter, she quietly 
has been talking to students about 
her alma mater. This involvement is 
just another formalization of what 
she's already been doing, she says. 
For more information about this 
program or other alumni efforts, call 
the Office of Alumni & Parent 
Relations at (704) 328-7171 or 
1-800-788-1511, ext. 7170. 




Betty Wise (left), wife of Bob Wise '53 and mother of Gale Wise McLeod '79, talks 
with Susan King Lanier '81 at recent Alumni Admissions program training session 
in Columbia. 



14 



FALL 1994 



PROFILE 



Lenoir-Rhyne , as a member of 
the NCAA, is responsible for 
ensuring its student-athletes, 
faculty, staff, alumni and friends abide 
by NCAA regulations. This is the third 
of a series of articles to orient you to 
NCAA rules. While the college is proud 
to have continued interest in its 
athletic programs, we strive for 
excellence and must seek the highest 
standard of ethical conduct. 

If you have questions, contact Bob 
Heller in the athletic department, P. 0. 
Box 7356, Hickory, N.C. 28603, or 
call 704-328-1741. 



You are a "representative of 
athletic interest" if: 

□ you are or were ever a 
member of any of the sport 
support groups including Piedmont 
Educational Foundation. 

□ you have ever donated to L-R 
men's or women's athletic 
programs. 

□ you have ever helped arrange 
or provided summer employment 
for enrolled student- athletes. 

□ you have ever contacted 
(phone, letter, in person) a high 
school student in grades 9-12, to 
encourage the student to 
participate in L-R athletics. 

A "prospective student- 
athlete" is a person who is in 
grades 9-12. However, it is possible 
for younger students to be 
prospects, so it's wise to treat all 
athletes as prospects. 

FALL 1 994 



NCAA: 

New rules of the game 



YOU MAY 



♦ feel free to invite a student-athlete to your home for a home cooked meal 
but only for a special occasion (e.g. Thanksgiving, birthday). The student-athlete 
must provide his/her transportation. 

♦ feel free to invite a team for dinner or to meet with a group of alumni in a 
city where they are competing. The NCAA permits student-athletes as a team to 
receive special benefits not permitted as individuals. Arrangements for such 
events must be made in advance with the head coach or the athletic department. 



YOU MAY NOT 



♦ provide a student-athlete or friend any benefit or special arrangement. 
The NCA\ considers these as an "extra benefit" and they are specifically 
prohibited. 

♦ provide room and/or board and/or any type of transportation during the 
summer for a student-athlete who has eligibility remaining. 

♦ provide room, board or transportation costs incurred by friends or family 
of an enrolled student-athlete to visit campus or attend an away athletic contest. 

♦ expend funds to entertain student-athletes, their friends or relatives. You 
are not even permitted to buy a soda or a cup of coffee for them! 

♦ use the name or picture of an enrolled student-athlete to directly advertise, 
recommed or promote sales or use of commercial product or service of any kind. 
Even the sale of a picture of an enrolled student-athlete would jeopardize 
eligibility. 

♦ provide any payment of expense or loan of any automobile for a student- 
athlete to return home or to any other location for any reason. 

♦ provide awards or gifts to a student-athlete for his or her athletic 
performance. All awards must conform to NCA^ regulations and must be 
approved by LRC. 

♦ provide an honorarium to a student-athlete for a speaking engagement. 
Only necessary travel expenses can be given when speaking to education or 
charitable groups. All speaking engagements must be approved in advance by 
the athletic department 

♦ allow student-athletes, his or her friends, or relatives to use your 
telephone to make free long distance calls. 



15 



PROFILE 




Leonard Davis heads for another touchdown. The Bears 
stomped Newberry 45-3. 




About three dozen 
members of the Class 
of '69 return for a pig 
pickin' Saturday. The 
Rev. Terry Pitts of 
Hickory was the 
committee chairman. 



16 



FALL 1994 



PROFILE 




77?^ LaHurds lead their first L-R parade. 



President LaHurd with 1994 Homecoming Queen Kim Semegen, a 

junior from Spring Hill, Fla. i — mg^ 




Joe Bear works the crowd. 



Alumni Association sponsors Queen's Court float. 
FALL 1994 



17 



SPORTS 



Keith, Steward come home again 



Two old friends stopped by to see 
the Bears this fall. Craig Keith 
(1989-92) and Terence Steward (1983 
86) both remember where their 
stories began; that's what brought 
them back to L-R. 

Though they graduated six years 
apart, both have a great deal in 
common. Both were All-Americans, 
and both were courted by the NFL. 
But then their stories take a different 
turn. 

Five days after making his first- 
ever NFL start as a tight end for the 
Pittsburgh Steelers, Keith spent his 
off weekend of the football 
season (Oct. 8) in Hickory. 
Although it has been two 
years since he became the 
seventh-round pick, he 
looked perfectly at home in 
the L-R locker room with 
his former teammates. One 
would be hard pressed to 
find any signs of an ego 
from a guy who became 
only the sixth football 
player ever from Lenoir- 
Rhyne (first since 1977) to 
be drafted by the NFL. His 
closest friends noticed an 
air of confidence, under- 
standable for a player in his 
second year of pro football. 

"My friends here are 
finding out that I have not 
changed," said Keith. 
"When I talk to them, I talk Lenoir- 
Rhyne football, I talk academics. I ask 
them how they are doing in class." 

But as Keith walked into Moretz 
Stadium, it was he who felt the impact 
of his surroundings, just minutes after 
he made an obvious impact on his 
former teammates. 

"I almost cried when I saw 
someone else putting on my old jersey 
(#82 Tripp Cody)", said Keith. "It was 
real strange. I am still a Bear, and it is 
nice to see everyone again. If I could 
get paid the same amount of money, I 
would rather play in front of these fans 
in this stadium than play a full house 
at Three Rivers Stadium." 

Keith's career is still in its early 



chapters. It is very clear he will 
remember the first few chapters, the 
ones that include his time at Lenoir- 
Rhyne. 

On the other hand, Terence 
Steward's early days in the NFL 
weren't nearly as smooth as Keith's. 
In his first year, he endured a player's 
strike and a knee injury that 
eventually ended his career. 

Steward was signed as a free 
agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 1987 
after being a three-time All-American. 
L-R's first time three-time honoree, 
the wide receiver set and still holds 




Terence Steward 



Craig Keith 



virtually every pass catching record at 
Lenoir-Rhyne. (He ended his career 
as the third leading receiver in NAIA 
history with 247 receptions for 3,361 
yards.) 

Steward played in all of the 
Cowboy's '87 preseason games before 
being released in the team's final cut 
before the strike. Dallas called him 
back, three weeks into the season, but 
it was a practice session in that third 
week when Steward heard the 
dreaded "pop" in his knee that put 
him on the team's injured reserve list. 
Steward chose rehabilitation over 
surgery. 



"I will never forget a teammate of 
mine (Everson Walls) walking in a 
pool and looking at my knee. He 
looked at it, the way it moved, and 
said it looked nasty. Then the doctors 
asked me if I want to walk or play 
football. I chose to walk." 

Reaching the healthy decision, 
Steward immediately turned to his 
college degree. The Florida native has 
worked as a Kmart store manager for 
the past six years and is currently a 
fashion manager and assistant store 
manager in Tampa. 

"My case shows just why 

education is so important," 
said Steward. "I was proud 
to graduate in four years 
and am thankful I had my 
degree to turn to. 
Everything has been going 
good for me. Although I 
will always ask myself the 
'what if question, I know I 
made the right decision. I 
am healthy for my wife and 
4-year-old son." 

Steward's trip back to 
L-R came from a desire to 
explore other career 
possibilities, and he did 
that by consulting his 
former college advisors, 
Jane Jenkins and Susanne 
Gunter. 

His head filled with 
possibilities. Steward 
couldn't help but wander to the 
practice field. The team was just a few 
days away from meeting Western 
Carolina, a NCAA Division I team that 
Steward had played against. Knowing 
his words would have quite an impact 
on the current players, Coach Charles 
Forbes asked him to speak briefly to 
the team. 

Steward spoke sincerely and 
convincingly that Lenoir-Rhyne did 
belong on the same field as the bigger 
schools. Even though the Bears lost a 
close encounter to the Catamounts 
days later, they proved Steward right; 
the confidence they gained from 
playing Western propelled them to a 
fast start. 



18 



FALL 1994 



1993-94 



Highlights 



L-R began its Around the World in Eight Semesters 
program emphasizing Africa and the Middle East. One 
highlight was a special appearance by former Sen. George 
McGovern who heads the Middle East Policy Council. 
Internationalization of the curriculum brings the world to 
the campus through speakers, workshops, films, theatrical 
productions, arts and artifacts. 



L-R honored donors during Thank You Day on Oct. 22, 
which capped off the six-year Centennial-Renewal 
campaign. The celebration launched Homecoming 
Weekend which ended perfectly with a defeat of the 
Wofford Terriers in the final minutes of the game. 




Dr. Marsha Fanning (center) and Dr Bill Shuford enjoy 
Thank You Day . 




The search began for a new president in January with 
the announced resignation of President John Trainer, 
and concluded May 24 with the unanimous election of Dr. 
Ryan LaHurd as L-R's 10th president. 




Last fall, Cline Gym became the Warehouse Gallery, 
where students and others could stop by and work on 
art projects. 



Music majors and others were thrilled as the Myrtle 
Suttlemyre Reese memorial organ was installed at 
Mauney Music Building as one of the finest "tracker" 
organs in the area. 



The L-R chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity 
captured a record number of awards in 18 categories at 
the 40th Annual State Leadership Conference. L-R took the 
N.C. Gold Seal Award of Merit, recognizing top chapters. 



Dr Harding Meyer addresses Aquinas/Luther conference while 
the Rev. Dr James Crumley looks on. 



1993-94 



HiGHUGHTS 




Larry Lowder, associate professor of music, checks Reese organ 
during installation. 



L-R hosted the first Aquinas-Luther Conference which 
drew renowned Roman Catholic and Lutheran scholars 
to campus in November. 



The college further encouraged transfer students from 
community colleges with a new 'Transfer in a Day" 
program. 



Two mathematics majors recently presented their 
findings on secret codes at the Southeast Section 
meeting of the Mathematics Association of America. 



Six senior biology majors presented results of their 
research at the 91st annual meeting of the N.C. 
Academy of Science. They were among 56 undergraduates 
from more than 20 colleges and universities to present 
their work. 




In April, we bid farewell to a beloved biology professor, 
Charles Wells, after his long battle with cancer, and said 
goodbye to sociology Professor Ted Thuesen, who retired 
in May after 27 years. 



The men's baseball team finished its best season in 10 
years, 24-12, while Shannon Myers was named 
Conference Player of the Year. Over on the gridiron, L-R 
finished 7-3 for its best season since 1988. Leonard Davis 
was named Ail-American for the second year. 



Lenoir-Rhyne sponsored its first-ever team for March of 
Dimes, with 34 walkers — most of them students — 
who raised more than $1,450 in this community fundraiser 
for healthier babies. Other student service projects 
included volunteering at Sweetwater Elementary School, 
helping the homeless in Washington and Atlanta and an 
international service project in Bolivia. 



WLRC was back on the air this year, and the BearFacts 
show spotlighted student talent on cable TV. The L-R 
chapter of International Television Association was one of 
three in the nation to be named a Student Chapter of the 
Year finalist. 



20 



FALL 1994 



ANNUAL REPORT 



Report of the Vice President 
FOR Administration & Finance 



Operations 



The college balanced its budget for the second 
consecutive fiscal year ending May 31, 1994, with 
operating revenues and expenditures totaling $19,177,000. 
The belt tightening needed to compensate for an 
enrollment decline of 7% had its consequences: reduced 
programs, no salary increases and deferred maintenance. 

A positive effect of the belt tightening was a much 
improved cash flow. Borrowing for seasonal needs was 
minimal, and the college made its first repayments against 
the inter-fund endowment loan. Total fund balances 
increased by $882,139 to $29,481,028. 

Financial aid to students is a top challenge to college 
administrators nationwide. In 1993-94, L-R students 
received an average 25 cents in internally funded aid for 
every tuition dollar paid. As the pie chart indicates, this 
represents 22.1% of our total operating budget. Recruiting 
is becoming more difficult because students expect more 
in aid than ever before. 



Gifts 



The Annual Fund set a new record of $475,410, an 
increase of 17% from the previous year. Total 
unrestricted gifts supported 8.9% of current operations in 
1993-94. Total gift support was $3,076,468, down slightly 
from $3,417,898 in the previous year. Total endowment, 
including capital gains, is at a record high of $21.3 million. 
(See graph on next page.) Increasing support through the 
Annual Fund becomes of even greater importance as 
campaign receipts decline from donors completing 
payments on their pledges to Centennial-Renewal. 



Financial 
Reporting 

For fiscal 1993-94, the college has complied with 
new reporting standards as set forth by the 
Financial Accounting Standards Board. The primary 
purpose of these changes is to provide relevant information 
to readers to help them assess an institution's services and 
the performance of the institution's managers. 



A Special 
Place 



If L-R is to go forward, compete favorably and meet 
the expectations of its constituencies, ways must be 
found to create a new student base. Enrollment of 
traditional freshmen, who live on campus must be 
increased. Add to this, a difficult environment: economic, 
political and regulatory, then the challenges faced are 
enormous. 

The good news is that our endowment has grown to 
more than $21.3 million, and we are virtually debt free. 
This next year is especially crucial because the challenges 
remain. Under the leadership of our new president, we 
will gain the confidence and support of individuals, 
corporations and foundations that recognize L-R is 
indeed a special place. 



G. Skip Duhlstine 
Vice President for Administration & Finance 



FALL 1994 



21 



ANNUAL REPORT 




25,000,000 



20,000,000 



15,000,000 



10,000,000 



5,000,000 



I 



Tl I 



li 



1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 



Sources of Revenue 




COST 



MARKET VALUE 



Use of Funds by Program 



Auxiliaries A«"«emic Support 




8.7% 



5.2% 



Public Service 
0.4% 



Scholarships 
22.1% 



Plant Operations 

7.5% 




Institutional Support 
13.9% 



Student Services 
10.7% 



22 



FALL 1994 



PROFILE 




HOUS6 rGndmBu — The Development House officially became the Alumni House 
during work day July 30. Members of the Catawba Valley Chapter and others pose proudly 
with new sign. 

Big bequest aids campus 



Lenoir-Rhyne has been named 
beneficiary of nearly $789,000 from 
the estate of Donald W. Bumgarner '27. 
It is one of the largest bequests in the 
history of the college. 

The gift represents a distribution 
from the proceeds of a charitable 
remainder unitrust established before 
Bumgarner's death in 1985. At the 
death of his wife, Catherine, this 
summer, the trust was distributed 



according to his will provisions. 

Bumgarner, a lifelong Catawba 
County resident, was a former director 
of the Hickory Chamber of Commerce 
and past president of the Piedmont 
Educational Foundation. He was also a 
member of the L-R Development Board 
(Board of Visitors), Board of Trustees 
and established the Donald W. and 
Catherine 0. Bumgarner Scholarship 
Fund. 



Board lists new members 

Four new trustees were elected at the N.C. Synod Assembly in May. They are 
Wilbert Seabock '50 of Hickory, Esther Smith Arne of Fayetteville, the Rev. 
David Martin of Asheville and Alan Miller of Palm Beach, Fla. 

Joining the Board of Visitors are five newcomers: A.G. Jonas, Jr. '57 of Lenoir; A. 
Thad Lewallen III '75 of Winston-Salem; Lillie R. Holmes and Albert Garrick of 
Hickory, and Carolyn K. Penny of Salisbury. Mickey Dry '61 of Winston-Salem, is 
chairman this year. 




Community spirit — ne lOSth Soldlers Reunion parade had its first L-R float in 
recent memory when SGA members, cheerleaders and Joe Bear rode through Newton on 
Aug. 18. President Ryan and Carol LaHurd also rode in the parade, the oldest of its type 
in the U.S. 

FALL 1994 



Up by four 



Students at L-R aren't what they used to 
be, at least in terms of demographics. 

Enrollment figures show a head count 
of 1,431, up slightly from fall '93, but the 
student mix includes proportionately 
more graduate, E^vening College and 
transfer students. 

Graduate enrollment is 124, up from 
86 a year ago, while Evening College has 
240 students, up from 186 a year ago. 
Transfers are also up from last year at 
199. 

"Although we are essentially where 
we were last year in terms of headcount 
— up four students - but we have seen 
significant increases in what we term 
'nontraditional' programs," said President 
Ryan LaHurd. "Our new students include 
more working adults and transfer 
students, who may be adults returning 
for their bachelor's or master's degree. 
The face of Lenoir-Rhyne is changing, 
and with that change comes new 
opportunities." 

'This change affects us in several 
ways," he added. "We can no longer 
assume that new students live with their 
parents; they may be parents themselves. 
We can no longer say to all students 
'When you get a job in the real world...' 
Many of our students, particularly 
Evening College students, already have 
full-time jobs." 



Nominations, please 

Jan. 20, 1995 is the deadline for 
nominations for the annual Distin- 
guished Alumnus and Service Awards. 
The Alumni Association will honor 
winners at the Alumni Appreciation 
Day Luncheon on April 29. 

Nominees for Distinguished 
Alumnus of the Year, Service to the 
Community (where person lives). 
Service to the College-at-Large (not 
necessarily an alumnus) and Service to 
the Alumni Assocation may be given to 
outstanding men or women who: 

• are of high moral stature, 

• reflect the college principles of 
education and character, 

• have achieved distinction in their 
field (Distinguished Alumnus), 

• have served their (Community, 
Alumni Association. College-at- 
Large) in an exemplary way. 

Please send your nominations to 
the Office of Alumni & Parent 
Relations, RO. Box 7228, Hickory, N.C. 
28603. Please enclose a written 
explanation of why this person 
deserves the award. Biographical 
information is helpful. 



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^ New faculty 
announced 



Fwyn left: (front) Hilton, 

Massoglia, Silvey, Wu. 

Back: Klein, D. Smith, 

Hay, B. Smith, Wooten. 



Several new faculty members have been 
hired recently. They are: 

• Dr. Karen Hayes, part-time 
instructor in psychology. She holds a 
bachelor's degree from Guilford College 
and post-graduate degrees from UNC- 
Chapel Hill. She has taught there, at UNC 
Greensboro and the University of New 
Mexico. 

• Mary Ann Massoglia, part-time 
instructor in psychology. She holds 
degrees from Central Piedmont 
Community College, UNC-Charlotte and 
her master's from N.C. Central University. 
She has been an instructor and 
department chairperson at Catawba Valley 
Community College. She is married to Dr. 
Ben Judkins in sociology. 

• Judy Hilton '79, assistant professor 
of nursing. She comes to L-R full-time 
after serving part-time in that capacity last 
year. She has worked as a staff nurse at 
Frye Regional Medical Center and holds 
degrees from L-R and UNC-Charlotte. 

• Elizabeth Silvey, part-time 
instructor in nursing. She has both 
bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing 
from UNC-Greensboro. 

• Lori Hay '92, women's basketball 
coach. She has a master's degree from 
Winthrop University and was assistant 
women's coach at Queens College. 

• Shirley Huffman '71, director of 
counseling services. Previously a part- 
time counselor for L-R, she is a National 
Certified Counselor and earned a master's 
degree from Appalachian State. 

• Heather Klein, '94, interpreter/ 
tutor in hearing impaired services. She 
has worked at the N.C. School for the 
Deaf. 

• Berk Smith '86, part-time assistant 
professor of history. He has a master's 
degree from Wake Forest University and a 
doctorate from the University of 
Edinburgh, Scotland. He will also work in 
the CELICE program. His teaching 
experience includes Greensboro College 
and Radford University. 

• Donegan Smith, part-time 

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ssgssssgg Trustee succumbs 




instructor in theatre arts. A graduate of 
the College of William & Mary, he is an 
accomplished actor, playwright and 
director. 

• Susan Stallings-Sahler, associate 
professor and director of occupational 
therapy. She is a licensed O.T. who has 
worked in the field and taught at the 
University of Illinois-Chicago. She is a 
graduate of the University of Florida, 
Boston University and is a Ph.D. candidate 
at Illinois. 

• Dr. Ray Wooten, associate 
professor of education. He has previously 
taught at St. Mary's University, San 
Antonio and holds degrees from N.C. State 
University, Appalachian State and UNC- 
Greensboro. 

• Dr. Xiaoquin Wu, assistant 
professor of sociology. She holds a 
bachelor's degree from Sichuan Institute 
of Foreign Language in the People's 
Republic of China and master's and 
doctoral degrees from Bowling Green 
University in Kentucky, where she has 
taught. 



The Rev. Robert W. 
Stackel, 81, of 
Matthews, N.C, died Oct. 
17, after a period of 
declining health. A native 
of New York, he had served 
31 years as a parish pastor 
in New York, Ohio and 
Pennsylvania, and served in 
administrative positions for 
the Lutheran Church at the national level. 
He was a clergy co-chair of the L-R 
Centennial-Renewal major gifts campaign 
and was a trustee of the college for nearly 
12 years. Rev. Stackel was author of six 
books about religion and contributed to 12 
others. Among his survivors are his wife, 
Virginia; sons John of Cary, N.C. and 
Andrew of Houston, Texas; a daughter, 
Martha Stackel Felts of Charleston, S.C; 
and five grandchildren. 

Memorials: Lutheran World Hunger 
Fund c/o the N.C. Synod Office, 1988 
Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, N.C. 
28144. 



Calling 

■ I 



alums! 



H 



^ave you ever tried to 
get in touch with an 
old classmate only to find 
that the last address you 
have in your telephone 
directory is five years old? 
Well, your troubles are 
over. Soon, a directory of 
our alumni will be available to help you locate 
all your old friends. 

The new Alumni Directory, scheduled for 
release in fall 1995, will be the most up-to- 
date and complete reference of the more 
than 15,000 living alumni ever compiled and 
will include current name, address and 
phone number, academic data, plus business 
information (if applicable), bound into a 
library-quality edition. 

Look for more details in future issues. 



Southbound 
freight 




From left: Dr. Lewis, Xenon 
Colque and Sister Barbara 
Philipart of Peru, ]. Lewis. 



Eleven universities in Chile, Bolivia and Peru will benefit from used computer 
equipment donated by L-R this summer. Digital VAX modules as well as personal 
computer equipment is being shipped south as part of an agreement negotiated this year 
by Dr. Ed Lewis and Dr. Robert Eckard of L-R with those schools. The systems were 
packed and shipped courtesy of Plastic Packaging of Hickory. Dr. Charles Cooke will be 
in South America later this year to install the equipment. 

The agreement, a rarity for small colleges, will foster exchange of students, 
professors, information and equipment, and is just one way L-R is achieving an 
international focus through the new Center for English Language and International 
Culture Exchange (CELICE). 

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NASCAR at L-R -TMs week in NASCAR" with Eli Gold 

was broadcast live on Sept. 29 from RE. Monroe Auditorium. The 
one-hour SportSouth show put L-R on the map that evening as special 
guest Dale Jarrett, (left) , whose son, Jason, attends L-R, drew an 
audience of more than 300. The event was a first for the college. 

Weisner to be college pastor 

'he Rev. Andrew F. Weisner (pro- 
nounced Weesner) of Chicago has 
agreed to serve as pastor of Lenoir-Rhyne 
College. Weisner 79 is a doctoral student and 
supply pastor for the Metropolitan Chicago 
Synod. His selection is made pending the 
official call by the N.C. Synod of the E.L.C.A. 
Weisner, a native of Rural Hall, N.C, is 
expected to be on campus in January. His 
title will be "college pastor" rather than "chaplain" 
to better reflect the scope of the position. Tlie 
college pastor directs campus worship service and serves as a spiritual 
resource for faculty, staff and students of all faiths. 

Weisner holds master's degrees from Lutheran Theological 
Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa. and Lutheran School of Theology at 
Chicago, where he is currently a doctoral candidate. Weisner has 
also done additional study at the University of Chicago and 
elsewhere. He has published several articles and book reviews 
dealing with theological issues and has been guest lecturer at 
Wheaton College and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. 

For about six years, he was senior pastor of Lutheran Church 
of the Resurrection, Greensboro. He also served as interpreter, 
instructor and lay minister for the deaf while a student. Weisner 
also completed a vicarage internship in New York City. 



Weisner 



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\ 



Lenoir-Rhyne College 

requests the honor of your presence 

AT THE Inauguration of 

Ryan A. LaHurd 

AS THE Tenth President of the College 

Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995 at 2:30 p.m. 

P.E.Monroe Auditorium 



^ 



Nonswimmer? 
Not Dot! 



Tl 



'hanks to a 12-week course at L-R 
pool. Dot Collins Armstrong '49 
is in the swim. 

This spring. Dot found herself in 
"deep water" when her doctor 
recommended water exercise to help 
with her arthritis and diabetes. She and a group of over-50, 
nonswimming women then talked aquatic director Mary Nolte to 
teach them the ropes. 

"I couldn't hold my head under water without panicking," says 
Dot. Nolte, who usually teaches preschoolers, rose to the 
challenge. As a result. Dot, 66, is Mary's oldest student to date, 
and can now back crawl, do laps and go into deep water. 




Dot Armstrong with Mary Nolte. 



From the alumni 
president 



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Lib Carswell 



All alumni should participate in the life 
of our college. It is our responsi- 
bility to both support and advocate the 
institution that gave us the knowledge, 
the ideals and the motivation to pursue 
our chosen occupations and professions. 
The high ideals and noble responsi- 
bilities that our college engendered in us need to be 
preserved for present and future generations of students. 

There are many ways to support Lenoir-Rhyne. One is 
through giving to the Annual Fund. We need the monetary 
support of all alumni. The percentage of alumni participa- 
tion was only 17 percent during 1993-94. It is our goal to far 
surpass this percentage during the current year, June 1, 
1994 — through May 31, 1995. I hope that each of you will 
be able to give financially to your alma mater. 

Equally important is the need for you to actively talk 
about Lenoir-Rhyne to your friends and relatives. Our 
college has so much to offer young people today. Spread 
the good news about your alma mater! 

I challenge each of you to respond with a monetary gift 
and positive advocacy for Lenoir-Rhyne College as you 
participate in her life today. 



Elizabeth Cromer Carswell '55 



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25 



P R F L E 



THE 

GOLDEN 

YEARS 

THE 

40s 



Emma Fritz Padgett 

'32 of High Point is an 
active volunteer, serves 
on several boards and 
travels extensively. 



THE 



The Rev. Dr. Leslie 
Conrad, Jr. '41 of 

Richardson, Texas has 
authored six sermons 
for the latter Sundays 
of the Pentecost season 
for Tlie Clergy Journal. 
His biography will appear in the 1995-96 
edition of Who's Who in the Worhi... the Rev. 
Curtis Morehead '41 of Salisbury 
celebrated his 50th year in the Lutheran 
ministry in July... J. Paul '43 and Eva (Bess 
'42) Rimmer celebrated their 50th 
anniversary on April 8. J. Paul is a retired 
pastor of the ELCA, and Eva is a retired 
teacher. They have three children and five 
grandchildren and live in Cherryville...Fred 
McCall '48 of Buies Creek was inducted 
into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame. He was a 
three-sport standout at L-R, excelling in 
football, basketball and baseball. 



^—^.^ TT^ Henry G. Lawrence '50 

^J^_^ of Fairfield, CaUf., is a 

^^ ^^^ retired naval officer 

P^ m \ £-^ working part-time as a 
^J mF ^^ cattle ranch foreman. 

He plans to come to L-R 
soon to reminisce. ..Paul 
Conrad '53 of Winston-Salem has come out 
of retirement to serve as interim pastor at 
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Statesville, where 
he had served for eight years. ..Alex M. 
Bromir '54 of Miami Springs was inducted 
into the Florida High School Activities 
Assoc. Hall of Fame this summer. Alex is 
with Dade County Schools. ..Jane Keever 
Rogers '54 of Albemarle is president of the 
N.C. Division of Professional Secretaries 
International. ..O.G. Tharpe '55 of N. 
Wilkesboro has retired as assistant principal 
at Mulberry Elementary School. ..Henry Ray 
Sink '56 and his wife, Susan, became 
grandparents when daughter Martha Sink 
'78 Slaughter had a son, Daniel Michael 
Slaughter. Henry celebrated his 35th 
anniversary of ordination at LTSS in 
May.. .Nancy London Bollinger '57 
formerly of Dallas, retired March 1993 from 
Gaston County Schools after 30 years. She 
and her husband, John, have moved to 
Sugar Grove. ..Denny Sloan '58 of 
Statesville, recently retired from Mitchell 
Community College following a 31-year 
career. He and his wife. La Verne, have two 
sons and three grandchildren. ..The Rev. 
Edgar Trexler '59 of Naperville, 111. received 
an honorary D.D. degree from Wittenberg 
University on June 11. 

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C. Ernest Brooks '61 
and his wife Joanne 
y^ y^ Cloninger '61 formerly 

v^l 1^^ of Columbia S.C., is 
^-^ ^-^ ^^ now pastor of St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church in 
Lodi, Calif. Their new 
address is 701 South Pleasant Ave. Lodi, 
Calif., 95240.. .William E Stevenson '62 is 
deputy chief of general processing for 
National Security Agency. He and his wife 
Betty Hackman '62 live in Odenton, 
Md. Andrea Triplette Benfield '62 is the 
chair of the Board of Trustees of Lutheran 
Family Services in the Carolinas... Elaine 
Temple Adair '62 has retired from the 
Catawba County Schools. ..Mary Ann 
Barger Shepherd '63 passed the CPA exam 
in 1992 and was licensed by the Maryland 
Board of Public Accountancy in 1993. She is 
a certified public accountant at Gary E. 
Mazza & Assoc, Inc., Annapolis. ..J. Marion 
Boggs '64 of Upper Marlboro, Md. is with 
the Office of the Chief Chaplains, USAF in 
Washington. ..Harold Lail '64 of Dunn 
received a lifetime membership into the 
N.C. Heart Assoc, and is It. governor for the 
Kiwanis Club. ..Opal Moretz '65 recently 
received the Nine Who Care Award from 
WSOC-TV in Charlotte. She was cited for 
her 19 years of volunteering as director of 
church relations, serving to enhance the 




Opml Moretz 



personal, professional 
and spiritual lives of 
congregations served 
by the college as well 
as the official school 
family. .William E. 
Selby Jr.'66 was 
elected VP of 
Wachovia Bank in 
Charlotte. ...Kay 
Goble Birkeli '67 of 
LaGrange, Ga., 
recently received a Ph.D. in counseling 
psychology from Ga. State University. She 
and husband, Jon Birkeli '64 have two 
children, Paul and Christen. ..Steve A. 
Burleson '67 is VP and city executive of 
Community Bank & Trust Company, Sylva. 
Steve completed the Advanced 
Management Program of the N.C. School of 
Banking. ..David Elder '67 of Hickory, was 
named head football coach at Hickory High 
...Susan Brooks Rainey '67 of Clemmons, 
N.C, is acting director of career services at 
the N.C. School of the Arts in Winston- 
Salem. ..Pat Blackburn Webb '68 of Hickory 
is executive director of the Caldwell 
Council on Adolescent Health. ..Mickey A. 
Norris '69 has joined Moss-Marlow 
Building Co. as sales/business 
developer. .William Grady Apple '69 of 
Raleigh, received a Ph.D. in special 



Same time, next year 

Eight from the Class of '66 met at the summer home of Hickory's Greta Starnes 
Bolick in Holden Beach in July for their second "How Darling!" reunion. The 
former freshmen in Fritz and Conrad dorms renewed their friendships last year and 
pledged to meet annually. Next year's plans are already under way for a reunion in 
Charleston. 

"After this many years, we're still wonderfully bonded," says Fritz Nordmann 
Wood of Dunwoody, Ga. "What a wonderful school. I feel sure we'll be doing this 
until all of us are laid away." 

About the reunion's name, explains Wood, "How Darling!" became a catch 
phrase during college. 

T-shirts came from Fritz's aerobics class, while the visors were designed by first- 
grade teachers Mary Hughes Quails of Rutherfordton and Emily Alexander Heye of 
Statesville. Others attending: Carolyn Austin Dillon, a seventh-grade teacher from 
Greensboro; Lee Lambie Pope, a high school counselor in River Vale, N.J.; Harriet 
Burns, a third-grade teacher in La Jolla, Calif.; Barbara Rice McQueen, a loan officer 
from Greensboro. 



Seated, (from 
left): are Pope, 
Quails, 
McQueen and 
Dillon. 
Sta}nii)ig: 
Bolick, Burns, 
Wood and 
Heye. 




FALL 1994 



P R F L E 



education administration from Gallaudet 
University. He is with the Governor 
Morehead School in Raleigh. He and his 
wife, Carol, have three children. 



'T^TTT? Kaye Lloyd Miller '72 

i. in XL/ has been selected as one 

^m g^ of the "Great 100 

£ m m ^^ Registered Nurses in 
f \J\J N.C. for 1994." She 

works at Iredell 

Memorial 
Hospital. ..Kathryn Wolford Barrett '73 of 
Waterford, Mich, is administrative secretary 
for the philosophy department at Oakland 
University. Kathryn's address is 962 
Cobblers Rd., Waterford, Mich., 
48327.. .Randy E. Sipe '73 of Panama City, 
Fla, retired from the USAF after 20 years. 
He is a loan analyst with the Student Loan 
Marketing Assn. ..Robert Michalove '73, 
formerly of Forest City, is the new adult 
services librarian at the Transylvania 
County Library. He and his wife live in 
Brevard. ..William H. Graham '74 of 
Hickory was elected to the Hickory board 
of advisors of Wachovia Bank ...Marilyn 
Brown Booth '74 of Temple, Tex., was 
named to Who's Who in Education and 
received the Golden Apple Award in 1994 
for Outstanding Educator in Temple 
Independent Schools. She is enrolled in 
Tarlenton State University in the graduate 
mid-managment program. ..Thomas 
Cloninger '75 was recently appointed to the 
Board of Trustees at Gaston College... Carol 
Dow Andrews '77 of Gastonia was selecteci 
"Teacher of the Year" at Rhyne Elementary 
school for 1993. She has been teaching in 
Gaston County for 16 years. ..Debra Cook 
'77 has been named Siecor's Outstanding 
Math and Science teacher 1994 for Catawba 
County. Debra is teaching fourth grade at 
Banoak Elementary. She and husband, 
Ralph, have two children, Wesley and 
Whitney.. .Leslie Honeycutt Barnette '78 of 
Conover is principal of Oxford Elementary 
School.. Beth Pharr Collins '78 and 
husband, Michael '80 and children. Josh, 
Katie and Hannah live in Cherryville, 
where Michael is pastor of St. John's 
Lutheran Church. Beth teaches fifth grade 
at Cherryville South Elementary. 



THE 



Candy Draper 
Crissman '80 of 
^.^ ^^^ Jacksonville, Fla., is 

4^ m \ ^-^ quality manager for 
^^% WE ^k Psychological 

Associates, a division of 
Baptist Medical Center. 
She recently obtained her license as a 
Health Care Risk Manager.. .Heidi Schultz 
'80 received a grant from the National 
Council of Teachers of English to support 
her dissertation. She is a Ph.D. candidate at 
UNC... Teresa Hinshaw Harris '81 of 



Conover is marketing director for 
Independence Manor in Hickory. .Navy 
Petty Officer 2nd Class John B. Scroggin '81 
recently reported for duty with 
Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, forward 
deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. John joined 
the Navy 11 years ago ...Stacey Fleck 
Wilson '81 of Concord, was promoted to 
phlebotomy supervisor at Cabarrus 
Memorial Hospital, Concord. ..Maribeth 
Yoder White '81 of Statesville completed 
Ph.D. in music education degree at the 
UNC-Greensboro.. .Joanna Konopko 
Nifong, '81 was elected senior VP of 
Wachovia Bank in Winston-Salem. She is a 
loan administration manager in the 
business banking group. ..William A. 
Loadholdt '82, formerly of Newton, is 
senior VP of Wachovia, Operational Service 
Corp. at the S.C. National Bank. ..Bruce A. 
Efird '82 of Salisbury is director of category 
management for Food Lion. ..Tim 
Honeycutt '82 of Mt. Pleasant is director of 
procurement with Food Lion. ..Lisa Sullivan 
Tuck '82 of South Boston, Va., is a member 
of the 1994 Virginia General Assembly Task 
Force on studying trends in education for 
deaf students. Lisa teaches in South Boston 
City Halifax County Schools. ..Carol 
Branton Morrow '82 of Black Mountain is 
with Barringer & Associates as art 
director.. .Deborah Hudson Hinkeldey '83 
is now working for Transcen Inc. in the 
Bridges Program, funded by the Marriott 
Foundation. ..Timothy A. Paul '83 is the 
winner of the American School Band 
Directors Association Distinguished Band 
Director Award for 1994. For the past six 
years, he has directed bands at Suwannee 
High School in Live Oak, Fla., and is now 
director of bands at Leon High School in 
Tallahassee. ..Joseph Giacalone '84 has 
moved to Denver, where he is working as 
the mascot, "Dinger" the dinosaur, for the 
Colorado Rockies. His wife, Jennifer Rader 
Giacalone '86 is an RN at an allergy & 
asthma research center. They are expecting 
their first child in November... Sherry Cash 
'84 of Troutman is the varsity girl's 
basketball, volleyball and softball coach at 
South Iredell High. ..Cynthia Davis Askew 
'85 of Atlanta is certified meeting 
professional senior sales manager at OMNI 
Hotel, CNN Center.. .Patrick Hickey Jr. '85 
of Gibsonville is a marketing representative 
for Sunbrella Furniture Products. ..Johnna 
Fox '86 of Boone received a master's of 
health administration from the Medical 
University of S.C. ..Dan T. Wheeler '86 of 
Bethlehem is activity director of 
Independence Manor in Hickory. .Reid 
Suggs '86 of Wilmington, has been 
promoted to area sales manager in Belk 
Beery of Wilmington...?. Michael Riggs '86 
has built a new house in Granite Falls. He 
is a CAD engineer for Bernhardt Furniture 
in Lenoir.. .Kimberly Bradshaw '87 of Vale 
is a math teacher for Caldwell County 



Schools. .Marvin McGhee '87 has left col- 
lege coaching and is a customer and service 
/sales director in Columbia S.C... Richard 
David Duncan '88 of Morganton has joined 
BriGam Medical, Inc. as product manager 
in medical/surgical products. ..Christine 
Post Duncan '88 is teaching at Western 
Piedmont Community College. ..Margaret 
Bowles Hurley '88 of Virginia Beach is 
employed as RNC in labor & delivery. She 
is married to Jeff Hurley. She has left the 
Air Force but has applied for a commission 
in the Navy Reserves. ..Michael L. Ervin '88 
of Greenville S.C. is president of the house 
staff at Greenville Memorial 
Hospital. ..Holly Behrens '88 of 
Weehawken, N.J., is sales manager for 
Shackman-Rhyden Associates in New York 
... Andrew Punch, Jr. '89 is a process 
technician at Siecor in Hickory. He is also 
handbell choir director of Corinth 
Reformed United Church of Christ and 
directs the L-R handbell choir.. .Libby Lail 
'89 of Hickory has joined Hedrick Realty 
Inc. in Conover. .Kelly Duddles Lambert 
'89 is the comptroller for the New 
Brunswick Parking Authority, New 
Brunswick, N.J. 



THE 

90s 



Julia Smith Wilhelm 

'90 formerly of 
Columbia, S.C, is 
pursuing a master's 
degree at Butler 



University in 
Indianapolis in flute 
performance. ..Mary Margaret "Meg" 
Spivey '90 of Hickory is VP/president-elect 
for the Board of Directors, Women's 
Resource Center.. .Steve Eury '90 of 
Greensboro has joined the staff at Tlie 
Thomasvillc Times as education 
reporter.. .Sandra Jones Floyd '90 of 
Connelly Springs has joined the accounting 
staff at Catawba Memorial Hospital. ..Todd 
H. Barfield '90 of Kannapolis is retail 
branch manager at First Citizens Bank in 
Boone. ..Joyce Fender Croft '90 was 
promoted as an accountant at Pass & 
Seymour/ Legrand in Concord. ..Ralph 
Hefner '90 was Catawba Memorial 
Hospital's C.A.R.E. Employee of the Month 
for August. He is a critical care 
nurse. ..James Karshork '90 graduated from 
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 
May. He and his wife Catherine Daniel '93 
Kashork moved to Houston to start grad- 
uate school in cytogenetics. ..Dana Ochs 
Hamilton '91 of Hickory is the owner of a 
new boutique named Lizard's Tale...Traci 
Lynn Becker '91 of Durham has graduated 
from the Police Academy.. .Rebecca Tabor 
'91 of Raleigh received a master's in school 
psychology from Radford University and is 
a school psychologist. ..Donna Niemiller 
Stimson '91 of Knoxville is attending the 
University of Tenn. graduate school for 



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27 



PROFILE 



audiology...Cheri Conley '91 is teaching art 
at Smoky Mountain Elementary School in 
Cherokee and lives in Sylva... Natalie Wood 
'91 is an annuities support assistant for 
BB&T in Hickory.. Sally Rhyne Davis '91 
graduateci from Bowman-Gray School of 
Medicine PA program and is in a family 
practice in Spindale...Kate Kautz '91 has 
moved to California and is teaching at a 
private school near San Francisco. ..Jeanne 
Houpe '92 of Harmony has joined the staff 
of the Diroie Co. Enterprise Reeord. ..Dina 
Ikenberry '92 is employed by hitegon 
Insurance in Winston-Salem. ..Melissa 
Dawn Leonhardt '92 of New London is a 
social worker with the Stanley County 
Department of Social Services. ..David 
Spencer Norris, Jr. '92 is currently in his 
second year at the UNC-Chapel Hill School 
of Law and has made the dean's 
list. ..Dawn Rohde Mock '92 was elected 
accounting officer of Wachovia in Winston- 
Salem. Dawn is a financial accountant in 
the Control Group. ..Colin Brooks '92 is 
working as a geographic information 
systems specialist for the U.S. Forest Service 
at the Savannah River Forest Station in New 
Ellenton, S.C... William Shepherd, Jr. '93 is 
an intern at American Farmland Trust in 
Washington. ..Angelique Smith '93 of 
Boston is working at a health club trade 
association, IRSA... Kelly Johnson '93 of 
Hickory is employed by Roanoke-Barker, 
Inc. as sales rep. His new address is 2002 
Langdon Rd. Apt #31 Roanoke, Va., 
24015. ..Ellen Lewis Shuey '93 of 
Waynesboro, Va. is teaching preschool 
handicapped children while completing her 
master's in special education at James 
Madison University.. .Cheryl Pritchard '93 
of Lenoir is teaching first grade at Lower 
Creek Elementary... Tisha Wright '93 is an 
RN in Neuro-Trauma ICU, Marion. ..Emily 
Perry '93 is an exercise physiologist and 
cardiac rehab assistant at Valdese 
Hospital. ..Michelle Shelffo '93 is teaching 
K-5 in a hearing impaired program in the 
Pasco County Schools, Florida. ..Marine 2nd 
Lt. William P. Carroll '93 recently 
graduated from the Basic School. William 
joined the Marine Corps in December 
1993. ..Julie Elizabeth Davis '94 is attending 
Law School at Stamford University in 
Birmingham, Ala.,. ..Emily E. Powell '94 of 
Hickory is an accountant at Hickory Springs 
Mfg... Carolyn Reames '94 of Charlotte is an 
RN at Rowan Memorial Hospital ICU. 



WEDDINGS 



June 18. Cindy is a teacher at Longview 
Elementary; David is a teacher/coach at 
Hickory High School. 



THE 

60s 



N. Carolyn Austin 
Price '66 to Don Dillon 
on May 28. They reside 
in Colfax. ..Cindy 
Peeler Sisk '69 to 
David Lewis Elder '67, 
both of Hickory, on 



THE 



Eugene Blake Graeber 

III '74 to Catherine 
H^ y^ Ashley Bradshaw on 

y m \ Q^ May 14. Eugene is 
§ V-/ v5 senior VP with March & 
McLennan Inc. in 
Charlotte. Catherine is 
a realtor with Cottingham-Chalk & 
Associates of Charlotte. ..Cynthia Waller 
Wilkinson '75 of Mocksville & Bruce Alan 
Blackburn '73 of Hickory, on June 18. 
Bruce is general accounting manager for 
Plastic Packaging Inc. Cynthia is a teacher 
with Davie County Schools. They reside in 
Hickory. 



THE 



Chris Pratt '80 to Joan 
Sherman. The couple 
^^ y^ live in Bradenton, 

V^l 1^ Fla TonyZane 

C_^ V-/ v5 Heavner '82 to Nina 
Drum, both of 
Lincolnton, on April 16. 
Tony is vice president of Saine & Heavner 
Trucking Co. of Vale. Nina is manager of 
Hair Unlimited in Lincolnton where the 
couple resides. ..Kimberly Michelle Watson 
'82 to Andrew Sabol III on May 21. Both 
are with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue and live 
in Cary... Michael "Rocky" Tew '83 to 
Rhonda Merchant on April 16. Rocky is 
manager of Taylor's Capitol Service and 
Rhonda is with Kaiser Permanente 
...Frances Malinda Jones '83 to James 
William Smith on July 23. Frances is a 
teacher Iredell-Statesville Schools. James is 
employed by Merchants Materials, Inc. of 
Statesville.. .Jeffrey William Auton '84 to 
Gina Le Ann Jones of Newton on April 24. 
Jeff is employed by Alcatel. Gina is with 
Temporary Staffing Systems. They reside in 
Maiden. ..Katherine Wetzel '86 of 
Lawrenceville, Ga., to William Davis on 
March 19. Katherine is an elementary 
school teacher. They live in 
Lawrenceville. ..Carol Anthony '86 to David 
Tringali on Dec. 31, 1993. They live in 
Washington, D.C.Kathy Piercy '86 to 
Robert Bullock of Richmond, Va. Kathy is a 
homemaker. They have relocated to Italy 
where Rob is managing director of Sonoco 
IPD Italia. ..Jerry Lynn Helms '86 to Cara 
Lynn Wilson of Belmont on May 7. They 
live in Charlotte. ..Gail Brown '86 to Harold 
Lee Slane of Tampa on July 16. They live 
and work in Livorno, Italy... Patti Carole 
Whitener '86 to Steven Todd Arey of 
Salisbury. Todd is a Rowan County 
commissioner. Patti was L-R director of 
alumni and parent relations. They live in 
Salisbury.. .Amy G. Ralston '87 to Ronnie L. 
Hepler on April 2. Amy is employed at the 
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blinci. 



Ronnie is an environmental operator for the 
Va. Dept. of Transportation. They reside in 
Staunton, Va...Dave Rhodes Keck Jr. '87 to 
Nina Cunningham on May 21. Nina is a 
physical therapist with the state of S.C. 
Vocational Rehabitation. They are living in 
Vero Beach, Fla. while Dave is in seminary 
internship. ..Anne ThoUembeek '88 to Joe 
F. Radack on May 28. Anne is a customer 
service rep for AKZO NOBEL Canada. Joe 
is with New York Life. They reside in 
Alpharetta, Ga... Charles Douglas Wilson 
'89 of Granite Falls to Melissa Jane Recchio 
of Sparta on March 26. Doug works for 
Pietimont Natural Gas. Melissa Works for 
Caldwell Co. Health Dept. They live in 
Granite Falls. ..Elizabeth Phillips Decker 
'89 to Thomas Elliott Glockzin, both of 
Fayetteville on June 11. Elizabeth is a nurse 
with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in 
Fayetteville. Thomas is an officer at Pope 
Air Force Base. They live in Spring Lake... 
Eric Anthony Brandon, '89 of Durham to 
Luredean Gale Hamilton of Rockingham on 
May 14. Eric is the assistant director of 
admissions at L-R. Luredean is completing 
her residency at Duke AHEC Center at 
Cape Fear Hospital in Fayetteville where 
the couple makes their home... Reginald 
Lee Drum '89 of Lenoir to Jennifer Lynn 
Profitt of Knoxville, Tenn. Reginald is a 
CPA and director of financial services at 
Grace Ridge. Jennifer is studying nursing 
at the University of Tennessee... Kristie 
LaMar Hamilton '89 to Kirkland Lee 
Klingenberg, both of Hickory, on March 26. 
She is district manager of the Jewelry 
Exchange. He is employed by Lowes Foods 
and as a pro golf instructor. 



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Robert Alexander 

Murdock '90 to Katie 
^"^ y^ Sullivan on June 25. 

^/I ■ I ^^ Robert is with Cooper 
%^ V-r i^ Industries Crouse Hinds 

Div. Katie works at 

Steeple Crest 
Development. They reside in Houston, 
Texas... Lara D. Pleasants '90 of Winston- 
Salem to Kevin Shelton on July 23. They live 
in Charlotte. ..Joy Elaina Sigmon '90 of 
Hickory to Brian Patrick Lowry on April 23. 
Joy is a pediatric resident at Pitt County 
Memorial Hospital, where Brian is a 
resident in internal medicine. The couple 
reside in Greenville.. .Mary Swerbinsky 
Younce '90 to Ronald Brian Teague, both of 
Lenoir, on July 2. She is employed by Blue 
Ridge Electric, and he is employed by 
Carolina Truck Center, Hickory. They live 
in Lenoir... Darrell E. Baker '90 of Hickory 
to Wendie Lou Shuping of Valdese on June 
3. He is employed by Burke Mills. She is 
with Burke County Dept. of Social 
Services. ..Janine Marie Kale '90 to Charles 
Samuel Forshey on June 25. Janine is 
employed at Thornton Elementary. Charles 
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reside in Newton. ..Benjamin Dean 
Crawley, Jr. '90 to Leah Daniele 
Lowdermilk on May 21. He is a supervisor 
for W & L Motor Lines, where she is a 
customer service representative. They live 
in Hickory. .David Alan Fox '90 to Susan 
Michelle McCall '92 on June 25. David is 
employed by Siecor. Susan is employed by 
Alexander County Schools. They live in 
Taylorsville... Elizabeth Wilson '91 of 
Bethel, Conn., to Peter Vandenberg of Plain- 
field N.J., on July 3LThey reside in Bethel, 
Conn. ..Susan Carol Gentry '91 to Scott T. 
Gray of Raleigh on Aug. 13. She is with Bell 
Northern Research at Research Triangle 
Park. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in math at 
NCSU, where he is a teacher's assistant. 
They reside in Cary... Ronald Dean 
McAllister '91 to R. Michelle Benfield on 
July 23. Ronald is employed by St. 
Stephens Elementary School, Hickory. 
Michelle is a programmer/analyst at 
Western Steer in Conover...Sonya Louise 
Drum '91 to Danny Eugene Parlier on April 
16. Sonya is employed at Southeastern 
Adhesives Co. in Lenoir. Danny is 
employed with Lowe's Companies. They 
reside in Boomer.. .Steve Clifton Luman '91 
to Lee Ann Thurkill on Feb. 26. Steve is 
employed by Siecor. Lee Ann is with 
Caldwell County Schools. They live in 
Hickory... Katherine Chan Manlapas '91 of 
St. Louis to Bruce Alan Slettehaugh on June 
25. Katherine is a teacher at St. Joseph's 
Institute for the Deaf. Bruce is employed 
with Honeywell Inc. They reside in 
Plymouth, Minn...Kimberly Ann Haas '91 
of Hickory to Kevin Lee Ramsey of Conover 
on June 18. She works at Ann's Hallmark, 
He is with Whisnant & Hunsucker 
Construction. They reside in 
Conover... Robert Wilson Church '91 to 
Alesia Michele Hilton, both of Hickory, on 
May 21. Robert is employed by Martin 
Marietta Materials, and she is with 
Carpenter Co. of Conover.. .Marnesto 
Pippiens Wells '91 to Tawanna Jean King 
on May 14. Marnesto works for Gilbarco. 
The couple lives in Wilson. ..Cristy Ruth 
Couch '91 of Morrisville to Troy Douglas 
Burnette of Clinton on May 7. Cristy is a 
nurse at Wake Medical Center, and Troy is a 
lab technician by Research Triangle 
Institute... David Raymond Lawson '91 of 
Charlotte to Elise Marie Handschin '92 of 
East Brunswick, N.J., on May 28. David is 
an assistant manager with the Finish Line. 
Elise is a student at UNC-Greensboro. The 
couple lives in Spencer.. .Charlotte Denise 
Rayfield '91 to Alan Wade Story '92 on 



CORRECTION 

The summer '94 PROFILE incorrectly 
identified Candace Rhyne Barnes, wife of 
Clemson coach Rick Barnes as being the 
granddaughter of Daniel E. Rhyne (the 
"Rhyne" in Lenoir- Rhyne). She is actually 
Rhyne's great-great niece. We apologize for 
the error. 



June 11. They live in Chapel Hill...Lana 
Sharpe '92 to Kevin Patrick O'Connor, both 
of Conover on Aug 20. Lana is employed 
by Catawba Memorial Hospital. Kevin is 
with General Instrument.. .Amy Dawn 
Fairchild '92 of Hickory to Salomon 
Neftalie Cohne of The Netherlands on May 
14. Amy is a sales representative for Dura 
Pharmaceutical in Raleigh. Salomon is 
owner of Cellmates, Inc., in Cary. They live 
in Chapel Hill. ..Karen Clark Friberg '92 to 
Ernest John Ceccato, Jr. '92 both of Hickory 
on July 2. ..Sara Elizabeth Warren '93 to 
Zack Konrad Home of Lowell on June 18. 
Sara and Zack are teachers at Holbrook Jr. 
High School. ..Jeannie A Blakley '93, of 
Newton to Brett Alan Rudisill of Hickory on 
May 14. Jeannie is a staff acountant with 
Coffey, Norris, Stewart & Ralston. Brett 
works at Siecor and attends L-R. They live 
in Conover... Larry Alexander Lentz '93 to 
Kimberly Jeane Balzer '92, both of China 
Grove. Larry is with East Coast Trailer & 
Equipment. Kimberly is a human resource 
specialist at Satellites Direct. ..Mark 
Anthony Roberts '93 of Lenoir and 
Kimberly Dawn Braswell of Hudson on 
June 4. Kimberly works for Lenoir 
Veterinary Hospital. Mark is employed by 
Blazer Finance. They reside in 
Lenoir.. Christopher Lawrence Sharpe '93 
to Kristen Leigh Haug '93 on Aug 6. They 
live in Hickory. .Jon Todd Hott '93 to Jodie 
Alisha Pendleton '92. Jodie is employed at 
UNC-Charlotte and Jon is with Aetna Life 
& Casualty in Charlotte. They reside in 
Concord. ..Allison Shea Bumgarner '93 to 
John L. Weaver Jr. of Morganton. Allison is 
employed with First Union Bank, Davidson. 
He is with Eastman Kodak in Charlotte. 
They live in Huntersville...Kathryn Marie 
Tarleton '93 to David Netting Copp 
Stringer, both of Charlotte, on July 9. She 
works at Jewell Financial Services Inc. 
David is employed with Raintree Country 
Club and attends UNCC... Joan Marie 
Grambow '93 to Jason Craig Ratchford '93 
on July 23. They live in South Boston, 
Va... Rebecca Jean Huffman '93 to Mark 
Allen Triplett, both of Hickory, on July 23. 
Rebecca is with Morganton Eye Physicians 
PA. Mark is an investigator for the 
Catawba County Sheriff's Dept. 
...Christopher David Webb '93 to Janine 
Laura CoUey, both of Columbia, on Aug. 6. 
Christopher attends Lutheran Theological 
Southern Seminary. Janine is an account 
rep at Policy Management Systems, 
Columbia. ..Michael Wayne Carlton '94 to 
Linda Lee Collins, both of Newton, on June 
18. Michael is employed by CommScope 
and Linda is a staff accountant at Deloitte & 
Touche.-.Lorie Ann Hall '94 of Hickory to 
Michael Ray Lingerfelt of Hildebran on 
June 11. She is with Roadway Express; he is 
employed by MDI. They live in 
Hickory. .Laura Ann Chapman '94 to 
Franklin Scott Sprinkle. Laura works at 
Alexander County Day Camps. Franklin is 



with Southeast Material Handling, 
Mooresville. They live in Hiddenite.. .Diana 
Frances Richardson '94 to Joseph Eugene 
Corbin '94 of Quantico, Va., on Dec. 30, 
1993. Diana is a theatre arts teacher for 
Catawba County Schools. Joseph is 
employed by Siecor Fiber Optics in 

BABY B E A B S 



THE 



Mr. and Mrs. Michael 
'74 (Anne Bergin '74) 
MW y^ Cozens of Vancouver, 

^ ■ ■ ^^ Wash., a son, Andrew, in 
W V-^ i3 October.. .Mr. and Mrs. 
Rick (Debbie Hursey 
'77) Arndt of Conover, a 
son, Matthew Lane , on Feb. 10. ..Mr. and 
Mrs. Jimmy (Kathy Sheppard '78) Yandle, a 
daughter, Molly Elizabeth, on May 18... Mr. 
and Mrs. William H. Wood '79, a daughter, 
Samantha Marie, on Julv 7. 



THE 



FALL 1994 



Scott and (Susan Erson 
'80) Hudson of 
Mozambique, a 
^^ #^ \ —^ daughter, Annika 
f\ i i W Sherrill, on Feb. 24.. .Jon 
^"-^ ^^ •^ and (Rebecca Roof '81) 

Gladden of Vale, a 
daughter, Meredith, on June 1... Andrew 
and (Virginia White '81) Lawing of Lenoir, 
a son, Ian Andrew, on June 7.. .Charles and 
(Mavis Austin '82) Lowry of N. 
Charleston, S.C., a daughter Rachelle 
Elizabeth, on Oct. 6, 1993. ..Dawn Phifer 
Patterson '82 of Charlotte, a daughter, 
Hayley Elizabeth, on June 30... Mr. and Mrs. 
Timothy Lee Sawyers '83 of Charlotte, a 
daughter, Ashlynn Meredith, on June 
21. ..Brent and (Anna Johnson '85) Hissom 
of Greenville, S.C., a daughter, Morgan 
Elise, on Aug. 24. ..Joseph '86 and (Heather 
Croken '86) Welsh IV of Yardville, N.J., a 
son, David Andrew on May 13... Tim and 
(Lisa Lackey '86) Wilson of Fallston, a son, 
Timothy Grant, on June 3, 1993... Stephen 
'86 and (Elizabeth McGaughey '85) 
Wakeman of Caldwell, Idaho, a son, Eric, 
on June 2... Scott and (Anne Helms '87) 
Heath of Matthews, a daughter, Carissa 
Ann, on June 26.. .Mr and Mrs. (Chris Poole 
'87) of Hickory, a daughter, Caroline Ellen, 
on June 30. ..David and (Deborah Beamer 
'87) Brintle of White Plains, a daughter, 
Rachel Louise, on April 9. ..Colleen 
Brennan '87 Blevins of Aurora, Colo., a 
daughter, Kasey Elizabeth, born March 
30.. .Terry and (Jill Bowman '88) Peek of 
Hickory, a son, Keaton Wayne, on May 
10. ..Curt and (Mary Crawford '88) Foster of 
Fletcher, a son, Dillon Curtis, on Feb. 
22. ..Tim and (Marty Hobson '88) Stewart of 
Boonville, a daughter, Brinsley Morgan, on 
May 24. .Carol Bauerlein Stefunek '88 of 
Mahopac, N.Y., a son, Zachary Jolxii, on 
Jan.lO...Priscilla Pond DiNatale '88, a 

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daughter, Alexis Catherine, on May 
4. Mike '88 and (Kathy Barron '87) 
Guelzow of Perkasie, Pa., a daughter, Hope 
Rebecca, on June 13. ..K. Shawn and (Paula 
Lail '89) Dagenhart, a son. Lance Christian, 
on July 28. ..David '89 and (Mandy 
Groves'89) Frank of Charlotte, a daughter, 
Caitiyn Elizabeth, on April 6...Loren and 
(Carolyn Knittel '89) Watterson of Chapel 
Hill, a son, James Alexander, on July 10. 



THE 



Mr. and Mrs. David 
Frank '90 of Charlotte, a 
^-^ ^^ daughter, on April 

fj|/|^^ 6...Michael'90and 
^^ \J J^ (Ronda Smith '90) 
Hindermyer of 
Voorhees, N.J., a son, 
Forrest Michael, on May 20... Tony and 
(Anne Grady '90) Eury of Concord, a 
daughter, Margaret McNeill, on July 
15. ..Clayton '92 and (Gretchen Pope '92) 
Payne, of Charlotte, a daughter, Margareta , 
born May 24. 



DEATHS 



THE 

GOLDEN 

YEARS 



Lowell L. Caldwell '25 
of Charlotte on Aug 20 ... 
Charles Boger '26 of 
Charlotte on Jan. 19 ... 
Mary Louise Seagle 
Travis '28 of Hickory on 
May l...Ena Kate 
Sigmon '29 of Brevard on July 24. ..Frank 
Lewis Clapp '30 of Newton on May 13... Nell 
Wilkinson Little '31 of Hickory on July 
23... Helen Miller Peacock '32 of Chapel Hill 
on Aug. 23. ..Mary Irene Huffman '37 of 
Hickory on March 7. 

Hugh W.Putnam '40 of 
T^[-jTh CherryvilleonMay 2 ... 

Willard Wyant Giordano 
^ g\ ^^ '40 of Newton date 
f B M^ m J^ unknown. . . Kathleen 
^^ *^ Whitener Fellers '42 of 
Charlotte on June 29 
...Dorcas Cline White '44 of Kings Mountain 
on May 8. ..Brian Franklin Lewis '44 of 
Hickory in March... Charles "Buck" Mabry 
'44 of Wilmington on June 9... Jessica Mosby 
Allen '46 of Supply on May 5. 




In Memoriam 



Carroll L. Saine '54 chairman and CO-CEO of Central Fidelity 
Banks, Inc. of Richmond, Va., died unexpectedly in August. 
He had received the Distinguished Alumnus award in 1990 for his 
outstanding work in banking and community service. Under his 
leadership. Central Fidelity achieved its 19th consecutive year of 
increased earnings. He leaves his wife, Wanda, son, Mark Saine, 
and daughter, Martha Condyles. 



THE 



Wilfred Throneburg '52 
of Hudson on May 10 
^^ y^ ...Lula Belle Carpenter 

^-vi 1^ Robinson '54 of 
%J V/ W Cherryville on May 13 
...Carolyn Rose Turner 
Brooks '55 of Spring- 
field, Va., on July 13... Johnny O Carswell '56 
of Thomasville on May 12... Bobby Eugene 
Robinson, Sr. '59 of Newton on July 20. 



THE 



William Goldstein 
Barker '61 of Wilmington 
J^ g^ on May 23... The Rev 

1^1 to Harold McSwain '61 of 
\^ V-r W17 Wilmington on Sept. 2 
...Bonnie Hildebrand 
Ledford '61 of Alexis on 
April 7... Barbara Dale Crews '66 of Hickory 
on May 21.. Carolyn Sue Troutman '68 of 
Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 1. 

Family to bury soldier... 
50 years later 

Capt. Fulton Pershing Lanier will finally 
receive a funeral with military honors 
after being declared missing in action since 
January of 1944. 

Lanier, who attended L-R in 1939-40, was 
flying supplies from India to soldiers in China 
during World War II when his cargo plan 
disappeared. Efforts to hnd the plane and its 
five-man crew failed. 

In 1993, the downed plane was discovered 
in Tibet, and Chinese officials released the 
crew's remains to a U.S. Army laboratory in 
Hawaii. Lanier was positively idenhfied as 
one of the recovered crew members and will 
be buried by his parents in a North Carolina 
cemetery. 



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Lenoir-Rhyne College 
P.O. Box 7228 
Hickory, N.C. 28603 



FORMER 
EMPLOYEES 



George L. Frock of 

Hickory on June 5. He 
was superintendant of 
buildings and grounds for 
19 years. 



One of oldest 
alumni dies 

Sadie Setzer Kuhn '16 died Aug. 28 at age 
99. "Aunt Sadie" was one of six children 
to graduate from L-R. She spent her entire 
life as a public school teacher and administra- 
tor with the Hickory City, Catawba, Burke 
and Lincoln counties. After her retirement, she 
continued as superintendent of Christian 
education at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 
Hickory. 

Her daughters, Mary Beth Hall '41 and 
Frances Miller '44, survive her. 

Her husband was Jesse Kuhn who served 
as director of campus security during the 40s 
and 50s. 



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ALUMNI 
ACTIVITIES/SPORTS 

NOVEMBER 

23 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Augusta College 
25,26 Men's Basketball, Rotary Classic 

DECEMBER 

R3 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Rollins 

6 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Lees-McRae 

14 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Georgia College 
Men's Basketball, L-R vs. Catawba College 

JANUARY 

5 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Concord 

7 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Catawba 

11 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Gardner-Webb 
Men's Basketball, L-R vs. Gardner-Webb 

18 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Carson-Newman 
Men's Basketball, L-R vs. Carson-Newman 

28 Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Mars Hill 
Men's Basketball, L-R vs. Mars Hill 



FEBRUARY 



6 
11 



18 



Men's Basketball, L-R vs. Wofford 
Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Elon 
Men's Basketball, L-R vs. Elon 
Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Presbyterian 
Men's Basketball, L-R vs. Presbyterian 
Women's Basketball, L-R vs. Wingate 
Women's Basketball SAC Tourney, 1st round 




MUSIC/ARTS 



NOVEMBER 

18 Wind Ensemble concert, 8 p.m. 

DECEMBER 

2 Amalie Hinson Recital, 8 p.m. 

5 Honors Recital, 10 am. 

6 A Cappella Choir Christmas Concert, St 
Andrews, 7:30 p.m. 



fEmwtY 



SPECIAL 

EVENTS/LECTURES 

NOVEMBER 

17 Center for Theology Colloquia, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 
21 The Media in Our Society with Chris Clackum 
of WCNC-TV, convocation 

DECEMBER 

1 Visiting Writers Series featuring Ellen 
Gilchrist, 8 p.m. 

8 Center for Theology Colloquia, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 

JANUARY 

12 Center for Theology Colloquia, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 
16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with Dn 

Ben Judkins, convocation 
30 The International Study Experience with Dr 
Russ Benton, convocation 

FEBRUARY 

6 The Black Male Experience, convocation 

9 Center for Theology Colloquia, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 

13 The Black Female Experience, convocation 
17-18 Inaugural Festivities for Dr. LaHurd 

20 Tlie Spirit in Relationships witii Dr. David 

Ludwig, convocation 
27 The Emotional, Physical and Psychosocial 

Realities of Pain with Dr. Ruth Bookstaber, 

convocation 








DRAMA/FILMS 

NOVEMBER 

16-19 Playmakers, Tlte Glass Menagerie, 8:15 p.m. 
p 20 Cinematheque-OoMos, 7 p.m. 

FEBRUARY 

19 Cinematheque-77eg Drums of Winter, 7p.m 
*all convocations are at 10 a.m 

For more infomiaHoii call: Public Relations Office, 

(704)328-7173. 

For more information on attiletic events call: Sports 

omiation, (704)328-7174. 

:esand 



W 

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Why I support the 

Annual Fund 




Neill McGeachy, 1966 



Neill McGeachy 

Class of '66 

Annual Fund Donor 

since 1975 



Why support the Lenoir-Rhyne 
College Annual Fund? Sports 
promoter and publicist Neill 
McGeachy of Charlotte sums it up 
this way: 

'The Annual Fund is an 
investment in the institution where I 
received my degree. I'm proud of 
L-R and value the contributions the 
school has given my career." 

A three-sport star at Lenoir-Rhyne 
(football, basketball and track) , he 
has excelled as a sports professional 
as well, coaching college basketball 
at Duke, Davidson and Wake Forest. 
But in addition to helping Lenoir- 
Rhyne athletes do their best, Neill 
knows the Annual Fund is an 
investment in everything that makes 
our alma mater great: academic 
programs, qualified faculty and staff, 
equipment, acquisitions for the 
library and yes, even daily 
operations including heat and lights. 




Make your gift today and picture 
yourself on the Annual Fund 
winning team! 

Lenoir-Rhyne College 

Annual Fund 

P.O. Box 7150 
Hickory, N.C. 28603 

(704) 328-7345